San Francisco, Sustainable City

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Officially the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco is the only consolidated city-county in California. Occupying a land area of 48 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, it has an estimated population of 800,000 as of 2010. San Francisco is the economic, transportation, cultural, and spiritual hub of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region with a land area of 8.8 thousand square miles and a population of around 7.5 million.

The San Francisco Sustainable City Plan, specifically, traces its origins to 1995, although the region’s interest in and commitment to environmental conservation dates to the city’s settlement, if not before. The Sustainable City Plan was created under the direction of Beryl Magilavy, Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, and was mobilized by volunteer energy and based generally upon the Agenda 21 model as this had been applied in numerous European jurisdictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopaedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research
EditorsAlex C. Michalos
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789400707542
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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