Strategies for a Sustainable Chinatown

Sustainable Chinatown is comprised of City, nonprofit, and philanthropic partners, aligned by a shared vision and areas of work. This collaborative effort is centered on six strategies:

Make Public Housing Green

Transform the Ping Yuen public housing projects into a model for healthy and environmentally sustainable affordable housing rehabilitation.

Acquire, Preserve and Upgrade Private Buildings

Preserve affordability while improving living conditions and environmental performance of Chinatown’s building stock.

Improve the Public Realm to Better Serve Residents and the Environment

Influence City open space planning efforts with a sustainability and health lens and identify new open space and urban greening opportunities.

Explore District Water and Green Infrastructure

Explore green infrastructure upgrades at the district scale in close collaboration with SFPUC.

Use Open Data to Drive and Monitor Success

Track key statistics and periodically report on progress.

Engage Community Stakeholders & Deepen Partnerships

Elevate work of Sustainable Chinatown among stakeholders and Chinatown community and develop partnerships to advance our work.