Public Realm


The Public Realm indicators in the SCI measure access to a range of public and retail services and facilities such as clinics and hospitals, parks, recreation facilities, arts and cultural facilities, healthy food retail, and other daily services. Collectively, the location, quality, affordability and accessibility of these facilities and services contribute to “neighborhood completeness” that serves community health. Neighborhood completeness impacts health and well-being health in diverse ways:

Objectives & Indicators

PR.1. Assure spaces for libraries, performing arts, theatre, museums, concerts, and festivals for personal and educational fulfillment

PR.1.a. Art & cultural facilities

PR.1.b. Public funding for the arts

PR.1.c. Public library access

PR.1.d. Public art works

PR.2. Assure affordable and high quality public health facilities

PR.2.a. Public health facility transit access

PR.2.b. Hospital bed access

PR.3. Increase park, open space and recreation facilities

PR.3.a. Recreational Area Score

PR.3.b. Recreation facility access

PR.3.c. Community garden access

PR.4. Increase accessibility, beauty, safety, and cleanliness of public spaces

PR.4.a. Street tree population

PR.4.b. Streetscape improvements

PR.4.c. Streetscape maintenance

PR.5. Assure access to daily goods and service needs

PR.5.a. Public service access

PR.5.b. Retail service access

PR.5.c. Commercial zoning

PR.6. Promote affordable and high-quality food access and sustainable agriculture

PR.6.a. Food Market Score

PR.6.b. CalFresh benefits acceptance

PR.6.c. Farmers' market access