This group started their report-out with barriers:
– financial incentives misaligned
– leases for mixed use occupancy not optimized
– code & policy barrier to innovation
– NIMBYism, and the lack of “comps” — precedents, and examples of what it would look/be like, and the need for a “model block,” which the City of Oakland among others is encouraging.
– presumed vs actual demand
Components (a sampling — the ideas are flying fast!):
High-tier
– shared vision (including vision of future flexibility, change in dependency over time)
– viable financial model
– relationships (to sister blocks, greenbelts, regional agriculture, etc)
Mid-tier
– diversity (financial and cultural)
– needs to feel good, be beautiful
– light and air
Basic- tier
– walkable
– services
– interaction
– balanced systems, balanced metabolism
– connectivity


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