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On land and new narratives

This weekend, I had the chance to visit the Albany Bulb for the first time. Formerly a landfill construction debris dump, then the home to a small community and their art pieces, and finally the site of eviction and potentially a redeveloped park for the regional park system, the Bulb has an interesting history that makes you think about rights to ownership, cultivation and settlement, and wilderness in the middle of a highly urbanized place. The entire time, we could peer out at the edge of the water and see the San Francisco skyline from across the Bay.

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Civic Dreaming in Human Spaces

My colleagues and I just finished teaching our Civic Dreams, Human Spaces intensive studio, a Stanford d.school course that focuses on creating public space opportunities through rapid protoyping and engaging directly with users. It has been a fun  2.5 weeks of learning and testing in the field with our students. We concluded with the Re-imaginations of Public Space Expoand celebration today.

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