In San Francisco over the last few years, residents have transformed parking spots into community spaces, closed off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to auto traffic, and otherwise reclaimed the streets for humans. Everyone is invited. All you need to be is carless, ageless, and marvelous.
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Sven Eberlein is a writer and ecomuse living in San Francisco, with roots in Germany. He’s written about environmental issues for Yes! and Ode Magazine and ruminates from the spaces between soil and soul at his blog, A World of Words. Through his work with nonprofit Ecocity Builders he’s been intimately involved in the advancement of sustainable urbanism, and he loves reporting about people and ideas that make cities more livable. Though a man of many characters, he tweets his words wisely.