Creating a Living Community

Claire Maxfield joins San Francisco State University at the Living Future unConference 2019 on May 2nd, 2019. Claire and the team will discuss the SFSU Estuary and Ocean Science Center and its pursuit of Living Community Challenge.

Claire is working with the University and design team at Page to develop a marine science research campus using the Living Community Challenge to guide all future development. SFSU’s Romberg Tiburon Campus is the home of the Estuary & Ocean Science Center (EOS Center), a marine science education and research lab facility. The EOS Center’s mission is to enhance public engagement with marine science and develop solutions to the environmental problems confronting coastal communities. Its location provides the ideal gateway for scientific study of coastal ecosystems. The site is also a former military base and has strong historic preservation requirements. The site is largely infill with a large concrete ‘apron’ at the waterfront and a mix of buildings from different eras of development. The Living Community Challenge is a strong tool for campus master planning and this session illustrates in detail how SFSU is dealing with issues of decarbonization, density increases, biophilic environments, mobility, community engagement, and equity.


Living Future unConference at the Hyatt Regency Seattle

Living Community Research: Transforming Two Campuses of San Francisco State University

Thursday, May 2, 2019

10:30am – 12:00pm