The Convergence that Created PiPs

#PiPS at Mel Lastman Square. Plenty of chances left to engage with your local planners

A few months ago I stumbled upon a tweet from an Australian design firm extolling the virtues of an initiative they call “Holding Public Office.” In essence, once a month, they find a fabulous public space and take the people and the equipment of their firm into the light of day for inspiration, to expose the world to their design process, and to enliven the work they do every day. They shape and define the public realm by connecting with the people and the places that matter to their professional practice. I was inspired by this interactive way to plan a city by engaging people directly as they go about their daily activities.   continue reading