San Francisco plans waterfront park responsive to rising sea levels

John King, urban design critic at The San Francisco Chronicle, reported on September 30, 2019, on landscape architect Kate Orff’s ambitious plan for “a five-acre constructed ecosystem” along the west coast waterfront with “tide pools open to waters and a bayside lawn capable of holding 5,000 people.” Orff, of Scape Studio, NY, was the first landscape architect honored with a MacArthur “Genius Award” for her work “designing adaptive and resilient urban habitats and encouraging residents to be active stewards of the ecological systems underlying our built environment.”