Nelson\Nygaard, with a team led by Conger Moss Guillard (CMG) Landscape Architects, received the 2012 Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Merit award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan. The project aimed to enhance social spaces, make walking and biking connections more legible and safe, and to promote general sustainability for the district’s users. Nelson\Nygaard integrated diverse constituents’ needs and wants into strategies to address goals of enhancing the District’s character, social activity, connectivity, and sustainability to promote “Street Life” in existing public spaces.