Blight into Beauty in San Francisco
"The idea of short-term use makes private developers nervous because of liability issues, or concerns that they might have trouble building on land after it has been landscaped or gardened.
'We see it as an economic development activity,' said Rich Hillis of the Mayor's Office of Economic Development. 'If there's something exciting on those sites, it helps bring more interest and foot traffic.'"
Thanks to Alek Miller