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team 3 | SOMA Della Wang, Jessica Westervelt, Takeshi Yamamoto, Savannah Wu Our ultimate vision for the SOMA neighborhood in 2050 is a more enjoyable place to live in and visit. In order to achieve that we have four goals to reach. First, the main proposal of our project is to tunnel the currently above-ground freeway underground. With the freeway underground, our plan is to create a large park in the space previously occupied by the freeway. This is similar to the “Big Dig� project in Boston. Our second proposal is to pedestrianize 4th Street in order to make the street more livable for residents and visitors of the area. Eliminating vehicle traffic except for emergency vehicles emphasizes the importance of using public transportation, especially since a new bus line is being installed along 4th Street. Another goal is to make some of the blocks in SOMA smaller in order to create more alleys for pedestrians and easier access to both 4th Street and the new SOMA Park. Finally, sea level rise will impact the neighborhood so our last goal accounts for those effects. We are proposing the construction of levees to handle 1 foot of sea level rise. Subterranean parks and moving people from the first floor of impacted buildings can be in place by 2050 to prepare for 3 or more feet of sea level rise.

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Disc*2016

Profile for UC Berkeley Summer [IN]STITUTE

Disc*2016 (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) Catalog  

A compendium documenting the final student projects completed during summer 2016.

Disc*2016 (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) Catalog  

A compendium documenting the final student projects completed during summer 2016.

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