Innovative Solutions in San Francisco: Examining a Case Study and the India Basin Equitable Development Plan
During this third session in a series focused on innovation, join as speakers from the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco discuss key takeaways from two of their recent projects. Speakers will present an overview of the India Basin Equitable Development Plan (EDP) as a roadmap to maximize the benefits of the park project for the Bayview-Hunters Point community, and talk about the plan’s goal to address any unintended negative impacts development might have, including economic, cultural and physical displacement. In addition, learn about a new San Francisco case study — Showing Up While Everything Is Shutting Down: A Story of Cooperation in San Francisco — which details efforts to support children, youth and families through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco
Jacqueline Flin was born in San Francisco, CA at the Presidio. She was raised with two brothers, by a active unionist father and an mother who immigrated from the Philippines and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. She received her B.S. degree in Cellular Biology from the University of California at Davis. Flin began volunteering for the A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco as a youth leader participating in efforts to educate low-income communities about local elections and voting initiatives. She was then hired as a receptionist at the California Labor Federation, an organization dedicated to promoting and defending the interests of working people and their families for the betterment of California’s communities. After a brief career in the biological science field, in 2009, she returned to San Francisco in a leadership role as the Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco.
In the time she served as Executive Director, she has expanded the organization’s capacity to offer public services that include: Workforce Development, Youth Career and Leadership Development, and Equity Development Strategies. She established public and private partnerships that support invest directly in the Bayview Hunters Point. She has a network of relationships with City and County departments, unions, local businesses, community based organizations, service providers, and residents. She is committed to building the community through organizing and leadership.
Phil Ginsburg (he/him)
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department | City & County of San Francisco
Phil Ginsburg is the general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. With more than 4,100 acres and over 220 parks under its jurisdiction, the Recreation and Park Department stewards some of the most spectacular public spaces in the world, including Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and the Palace of Fine Arts. Under Phil’s leadership, San Francisco became the first City in the United States where 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. Phil has led his organization through transformational improvements to the public realm and he has made equity and increasing access to public recreation and to nature, the department’s primary objective. Phil has built a financially sustainable model for San Francisco’s park system through ballot advocacy, the strategic use of public-private partnerships and philanthropy, creative revenue strategies, technology and administrative efficiencies. During his tenure, San Francisco has been consistently ranked one of the nation’s top five park systems. In 2019, Phil was appointed to the California State Parks and Recreation Commission by Governor Gavin Newsom.