The city is home to some of the most dynamic people, institutions and corporations on the planet. Its culture celebrates human capital, new modes of thinking, creative expression and a DIY spirit. Yet, walking around the city’s public spaces, there are few monuments or physical expressions of the economic and technological movements that define San Francisco today.
The Living Innovation Zone Program (LIZ) seeks to create a flexible framework that harnesses the city’s creativity by using City-owned assets, such as public spaces, and partnerships with leading organizations as catalysts for exploration, innovation and play.
LIZs change, adapt, and move quickly.
LIZs find new ways to solve old problems.
LIZs improve defined, 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.