We worked with Place Partners as part of a place making workshop for a very unique and complicated project on the Sunshine Coast. The team kept to the timeline, were very engaging and turned the complicated into a very simple and straightforward strategy.
US (mini) book tour
I just got back from a great (and too quick) visit to the US; travelling through Los Angeles, Portland, New York and Detroit. If there was a time to be releasng 'Doing it Differently', it really is now. With a seemingly complete lack of funding for even basic maintenance of infrastructure lets alone new works, community led projects or 'tactical urbanism' is really the most appropriate and achievable action to get quick results on the ground.
The good news for me is that the book was really well received and that I will hopefully be able to let our American and Canadian friends of local bookstores and distributers that you can buy the book from.
Alternatively you can always buy online and we will deliver to your door just visit www.placepartners.com.au/ps/doing-it-differently
For those of you who dont know me, I was fortunate enough to work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 9 months at the end of the 90s and the internal courtyard garden is still one of my most favourite places in the world. Thanks to the Design Curator Paola Antonelli I enjoyed a beautiful spring day there and managed to get this shot in of Doing it Differently in situ.
Watch this space bacause I will be sharing more stories form the trip soon