Urban design critic John King reviews temporary projects like the city's Pavement to Parks efforts and worries that focusing on temporary public spaces will work against efforts to create permanent city improvements.
"Unless San Francisco finds the resources to craft resonant lasting spaces, it runs the risk of squandering the promise of the low-budget, high-concept nooks that have been conceived. What now seems innovative could prove to be a fad. The lessons learned so far could gather dust.
This is not a disparagement of the bureaucratic and volunteer effort that went into the five spaces hatched so far in the Pavement to Parks initiative started by the city early last year."
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