03 Dec '12, 10pm

Check out the amazing love letter to San Francisco's sustainable projects in the new Greensource Magazine

Check out the amazing love letter to San Francisco's sustainable projects in the new Greensource Magazine

Burnham reaches beyond environmental diligence to emphasize the social sustainability that Proxy offers. He sees his experiment as a new model for urban development by temporarily transforming underused, but high-value, areas into thriving cultural experiences. He calls this "flexible urbanism." "If we think about the underused spaces of the city as having the potential to sponsor access to products, services, or amenities that are not readily available, we are working toward more sustainable neighborhoods," he argues. Of course, he acknowledges that the uniqueness of San Francisco and its embrace of outdoor green markets, street fairs, and food trucks is conducive to this model. "On another site, in a different neighborhood or in a different city, the project would be quite different. Though Proxy started as a project with a specific site, we quickly began to see it as a ...

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