Urban Resource Systems Inc

San Francisco, CA

Mission

The
Mission of Urban Resource Systems is to provide leading edge solutions
for supporting, developing, and sustaining vital urban assets such as
neighborhood parks, community gardens, green open space, and other
resources that are essential to the urban environment, launching a
renaissance of community activism and involvement that will ensure that
these assets will be preserved and sustained for future generations.

Ruling year info

1993

Principal Officer

Ms. Isabel Wade

Main address

783 Buena Vista Ave W

San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

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EIN

94-2759411

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

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ParkScan

ParkScan enables park users to report maintenance issues they observe
in City parks and playgrounds to the appropriate City agencies that
manage them. Observations are assigned a tracking number, which creates
an accountable and transparent system for park users and City
officials. ParkScan data are also used by the San Francisco Recreation
and Parks Department to make budget requests, and by park advocates to
get publicity and funding for park projects.

Population(s) Served

The Playground Initiative is a joint venture of the Neighborhood
Parks Council (NPC) and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks
Department (RPD). This initiative focuses specifically on upgrading the
26 playgrounds that were identified as "failing" in the 2008 NPC Playground Report Card(http://www.sfnpc.org/playgroundreportcard2008) ,
published in April of 2008. Although failed playgrounds still have
value as recreational play spaces, they require increased adult
supervision and maintenance attention because they are not as safe as
we would like them to be. Through community workdays and stewardship,
the Initiative works towards ensuring that children can play and
exercise safely outside, especially in lower-income neighborhoods where
parks are often the only outdoor play spaces.

This initiative
will help all neighborhoods, regardless of income; to promote healthy
exercise among children who are facing an epidemic of health problems
related to increased weight and decreased physical activity.

MISSION
The
Playground Initiative will either renovate selected playgrounds with
improved features or replace them entirely. The worst playgrounds will
be upgraded to a ‘useable and safe’ level over the course of the
Initiative.

The Playground Initiative will also build strong
partnerships with the community and the Recreation and Park Department
to ensure playgrounds are valued, protected, and improved to foster
safe places for children to play in their own neighborhood.

Population(s) Served

The Playfields
Stewardship Initiative is a partnership between the Neighborhood Parks
Council (NPC), City Fields Foundation (CFF), and the Recreation and
Parks Department (RPD) that aims to ensure community enjoyment of
newly-installed synthetic turf fields, and to maximize the life
expectancy of these fields. This is accomplished by organizing
sustainable park stewardship groups, which host park cleanups, meetings
about playfield concerns, and community-building events.

Population(s) Served

The Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) seeks to create a “green” corridor, called the Blue Greenway(http://www.bluegreenway.org/) ,
for activity and discovery along the Southeast shore of San Francisco.
The trail, while connecting the existing parks from McCovey Park to
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, will fulfill San Francisco’s
Southeastern portion of the larger, Association of Bay Area Government
(ABAG)-sponsored Bay Trail project. The trail will provide a
much-needed alternative transportation opportunity that is easily
accessible for exercise, recreation and enjoyment of art and open space
in the City’s park-poor Southeastern Corridor.

Population(s) Served

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Urban Resource Systems Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/07/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. James Sutton

The Sutton Law Firm

Term: 2007 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Alex Dalessio

No Affiliation

Term: 2008 -

James Sutton

The Sutton Law Firm

Alex Dalessio

No Affiliation

Chris Guillard

Partner, CMG Landscaping

Jan Chernoff

Giant Paper

Anne Halsted

Civic Leader

Mindelle Kershner

Tower Properties

Janan New

San Francisco Apartment Association

Alfredo Pedroza

Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services

Patty Phleger

Founder, Park Presidio Neighbors

Kelly Quirke

No Affiliation

Patty-Jo Rutland

Associate, The Rutland Group

Greg Syler

Wachovia Securities

Isabel Wade

Founder