7. San Francisco


7. San Francisco


Exploring the natural form of the city, wind patterns and re-naturalization, Register also examined ecocity concepts as they might apply to San Francisco. Note the attention paid to enhancing the topography of the city, greening the densified built environment and recognizing the bay as the predominant natural feature.

The theme of cities needing to be a three- rather than two-dimensional structures is especially evident in cities with widely varying topographic features. By increasing density, diversity and adding bridges the existing city can be linked internally for increased “pedestrian permeability” and transformed into an ecocity.


Richard Register


Environmental Design Library