Senior Associate James Corner Field Operations San Francisco, California
This session will explore how the renewal of the derelict freeway approach to the Golden Gate Bridge propelled a vision for parklands on the top of new roadway tunnels. Community action, philanthropy, and design were marshaled to transform the Presidio of San Francisco into a national park site for all.
Learn how context-sensitive infrastructure projects can have a positive impact on parks and protected areas.
Understand the strategies used to ensure that the new Tunnel Tops parkland serves and is relevant to audiences traditionally underrepresented and under-served in their access to urban parks and nature.
Learn about the important role that private philanthropy and community support played in shaping the new park.
Learn strategies for developing compelling spaces for urban youth to connect to nature and develop a strong connection to the outdoors.