Each LIZ is a collaboration between the City, creative and cultural organizations and the communities in which the LIZ is sited. LIZ is managed by an interagency team: co-led by the Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC). Other agencies within the City are brought in as needed.
LIZs adapt and move quickly.
LIZs find new ways to solve old problems.
LIZs improve underutilized areas.
The city opens its public assets for new, engaging installations in a specified zone.
A partner organization comes aboard to handle design, installation, funding, and maintenance.
The local community participates and helps inform and improve the projects in each LIZ.