Ecocity World Summit
           April 25, 2008


   Density & Equity
            Jack Sylvan
    Director, Joint Developme...
Equitable Density?




Tenement Buildings, New York City, Late 1800s
Equitable Density?




Demolition of Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Projects,
              Saint Louis, MO 1972
Equitable Density?




 Dharavi, Mumbai, India
  Asia’s Largest Slum
Equitable Density?




    Tokyo, Japan
Equitable Density?




Future Treasure Island, San Francisco
Equitable Density?




Vision for Ecotopian Community, Paolo Soleri
Density & Equity:
A San Francisco Strategy for Major Urban
         Development Projects

1. Density Creates Land Value
Density & Equity:
A San Francisco Strategy for Major Urban
         Development Projects

1. Density Creates Land Value

2...
Density & Equity:
A San Francisco Strategy for Major Urban
         Development Projects

1. Density Creates Land Value

2...
Mission Bay

      • 1,700 Affordable Units
        (28%)
      • 49 Acres Parks and Open
        Space
      • 31,000 Per...
Candlestick Point/
Hunters Point Shipyard

               • ~ 3,000 Affordable
                 Units (25%)
              ...
Transbay Terminal

             • 1,250 Affordable
               Units (36%)
             • 7 Acres Parks and
           ...
Treasure Island




   • 1,800 Affordable Units (30%)
• 300 Acres of Parks and Open Space
   • 2,000-2,500 Permanent Jobs
TREASURE ISLAND
Innovative and Sustainable Urban Design
Equity Via Density at Treasure Island
Town Center District
Sustainability Plan

                                                             •   Included in approved
               ...
Sustainability Plan
Sustainability Plan
Sustainability Plan
Challenges for Creating Equity
              Via Density

1. Location of Density
Where Density Goes in San Francisco
Challenges for Creating Equity
              Via Density

1. Location of Density
2. Addressing Cultural/Class Challenges i...
Challenges for Creating Equity
              Via Density

1. Location of Density
2. Addressing Cultural Class/Challenges i...
Challenges for Creating Equity
              Via Density

1. Location of Density
2. Addressing Cultural Class/Challenges i...
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  1. 1. Ecocity World Summit April 25, 2008 Density & Equity Jack Sylvan Director, Joint Development San Francisco Mayor’s Office
  2. 2. Equitable Density? Tenement Buildings, New York City, Late 1800s
  3. 3. Equitable Density? Demolition of Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Projects, Saint Louis, MO 1972
  4. 4. Equitable Density? Dharavi, Mumbai, India Asia’s Largest Slum
  5. 5. Equitable Density? Tokyo, Japan
  6. 6. Equitable Density? Future Treasure Island, San Francisco
  7. 7. Equitable Density? Vision for Ecotopian Community, Paolo Soleri
  8. 8. Density & Equity: A San Francisco Strategy for Major Urban Development Projects 1. Density Creates Land Value
  9. 9. Density & Equity: A San Francisco Strategy for Major Urban Development Projects 1. Density Creates Land Value 2. Land Value Supports Public Benefits
  10. 10. Density & Equity: A San Francisco Strategy for Major Urban Development Projects 1. Density Creates Land Value 2. Land Value Supports Public Benefits 3. Use Regulatory Powers to Maximize Equitable Benefits – Affordable Housing – Access to Parks & Open Space – Creation of Jobs & Economic Development – Access to Transit Alternatives – Community Facilities & Services
  11. 11. Mission Bay • 1,700 Affordable Units (28%) • 49 Acres Parks and Open Space • 31,000 Permanent Jobs
  12. 12. Candlestick Point/ Hunters Point Shipyard • ~ 3,000 Affordable Units (25%) • 450 Acres Parks and Open Space • 8,500 Permanent Jobs
  13. 13. Transbay Terminal • 1,250 Affordable Units (36%) • 7 Acres Parks and Open Space • 3,400 Permanent Jobs
  14. 14. Treasure Island • 1,800 Affordable Units (30%) • 300 Acres of Parks and Open Space • 2,000-2,500 Permanent Jobs
  15. 15. TREASURE ISLAND Innovative and Sustainable Urban Design
  16. 16. Equity Via Density at Treasure Island
  17. 17. Town Center District
  18. 18. Sustainability Plan • Included in approved Development Plan and Term Sheet • Sets Vision and Guiding Principles • Comprehensive Analysis of Sustainability in Numerous Focus Areas • Participants: Dept of the Environment, ARUP, TICD team, TIDA, TI CAB and Public Workshops Site Design | Land Use | Landscape | Biodiversity | Transportation | Energy | Water Wastewater | Solid Waste | Materials | Health, Safety & Security | Community & Society Economic Development and Viability
  19. 19. Sustainability Plan
  20. 20. Sustainability Plan
  21. 21. Sustainability Plan
  22. 22. Challenges for Creating Equity Via Density 1. Location of Density
  23. 23. Where Density Goes in San Francisco
  24. 24. Challenges for Creating Equity Via Density 1. Location of Density 2. Addressing Cultural/Class Challenges in Mixed Income, Diverse Communities
  25. 25. Challenges for Creating Equity Via Density 1. Location of Density 2. Addressing Cultural Class/Challenges in Mixed Income, Diverse Communities 3. Consensus on Balancing Policy Priorities
  26. 26. Challenges for Creating Equity Via Density 1. Location of Density 2. Addressing Cultural Class/Challenges in Mixed Income, Diverse Communities 3. Consensus on Balancing Policy Priorities 4. Finding More Efficient Means to Create Equitable Benefits

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