Jun 26 2018. Stanford School of Medicine. "Citizen science research investigates neighborhoods' effects on well-being"

Jun 5 2018. International Journal of Health Geography; Stanford University. "Stress experiences in neighborhood and social environments (SENSE): a pilot study to integrate the quantified self with citizen science to improve the built environment and health"

May 21 2018. GrantStation. "A New Nonprofit Loan Fund Launches"


Oct 5, 2017. SF Housing Action Coalition. "Build Public: Building Our Open Space"

Sep 6, 2017. Hoodline. "City Gathering Community Input Tonight on New SoMa Park"

July 5, 2017. SF Examiner. "In Inner Sunset, Green Benefit District offers greater representation, cleaner environments"

April 28, 2017. StreetsBlog SF. "Eyes on the Street: Tactical Urbanism in the Inner Sunset"

March 21, 2017. Tablehopper, EaterSF. "Piccino Team Opening a New Dogpatch Project This Summer: Noon All Day"

March 7, 2017. Sunset Beacon & Digital Journal. "A Green Benefit District Picks Up Where Taxes Fall Short"

February 15, 2017. Urban Land Institute. "Building Resilient Cities on a District Scale"

February 9, 2017. Hoodline. "Inner Sunset Residents Consider Creating a Green Benefit District"

February 8, 2017. Hoodline. "Hayes Valley 'Living Alley' Projects Score Nearly $300K in Fresh Funding"

January 29, 2017. Hayes Valley Voice. "Living Alley Grants Awarded"


August 25, 2016. City Innovate Foundation. "The Future of Public Spaces, with Brooke Ray Rivera"

July 25, 2016. Urban Land Institute. "Event Recap: 'Hacking' the Public Engagement Process"

July 6, 2016. San Francisco Examiner. "Dogpatch, Potrero Lead by Example"

June 2016. San Francisco Magazine. "Fetish's New Safe Word: Open Space" 

June 2016. UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. "Build Public: Innovating the Development, Funding & Maintenance of Urban Public Spaces"


2015. Urban Land Institute, Building Healthy Places Through Innovation and Exchange. "A Healthy Community at Work: Dogpatch"

October 2015. Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board. "Closing the Gap: Public and Private Funding Strategies for Neighborhood Parks" (GBD mentioned)

September 22, 2015. Hoodline. "Eagle Plaza Scores $1.5M to Create Leather-Themed Public Open Space"

August 25, 2015. City Innovate Foundation. "Public Private Partnerships in New York and San Francisco are Making it Happen"

August, 2015. Next City. "San Francisco Has a New Model to Improve Public Space"

August 3 2015. The San Francisco Appeal. "Supes Vote to Create Nation's First Green Benefit District"

July, 2015. The Potrero View. "Residents Voting on Green Benefit District"

June, 2015. The Potrero View. "Dogpatch and Hill to Vote on Green Benefits District"

April 9, 2015. Hoodline. "Recapping Last Night's Washington Square Park Community Meeting"

Mar 9, 2015. SF Business Times. "Why Bay Area housing developers are building art parks, food vendor space and LGBT-themed plazas"

Feb 21, 2015. SF Gate. "In a first, San Francisco plaza would celebrate leather culture"

Feb 13, 2015. NBC Local. "San Francisco LGBTQ Leather Bar, SF Eagle, Submits Plans For Public Plaza"

Feb 12, 2015. CBS News. "LGBT Leather-Themed Parklet in The Works For San Francisco SoMa"

Feb 10, 2015. The Knowledge Exchange Blog. "Who pays for parks? Are 'green benefit districts' the answer?"


Sept 27, 2014. The Dirt. "Brilliant Idea: The Green Benefits District"

May 29, 2014. Curbed SF. "Mapping 25 Projects Transforming Mission Bay and Dogpatch"

April 28, 2014. SocketSite. "Dogpatch Apartments And Arts Plaza Up For Approval This Week"

April 24, 2014. Curbed SF. "Dogpatch Arts Plaza Will Bring New Life to 19th Street"

Feb 3, 2014. SF Gate. "In S.F.'s Dogpatch, innovative plan to pay for park upkeep"


Sept 2013. The Potrero View. "Potrero Boosters under New Leadership"

Aug 2013. The Potrero View. "Rapid Development Perceived as Good and Bad"

May 17, 2013. San Francisco Business Times. "San Francisco Residents look to derive benefits from development"

May 2013. The Potrero View. "More Development in Dogpatch; Anchor Brewing Goes Bayside"

Feb 2013. The Potrero View. "Community Advocates Call for a Green Benefit District"