Category: Public space

How Real Leaders Handle Backlash

New public spaces don’t only need the right design. They need bold leadership to make them happen. In too many cases, leaders timidly back down from golden opportunities. But sometimes leaders stand up in the face of opposition and do what’s right… with tremendous results. Here’s how they do it.

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Is Radical Dining The New Thing?

Every year, 15,000 Parisians gather for the Dîner en Blanc (White Dinner). When friends and I here in California found out, we took the concept to cliffs, hilltops, and monuments and discovered the potential of public space. You can change the world by dining where no one has dined before and have enormous fun. Here’s our story.

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Save Stockton Street

Got a minute? Opponents are trying to derail an exciting new public space project. Sign the Lower Stockton Improvement Project petition and show your support for an exciting new car-free street in San Francisco. Out-of-towners are also encouraged to sign this petition.

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