Published at Urban Omnibus last month:
People Make Parks is an initiative that will strive to bring communities and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation together to create a true culture of collaboration around capital parks projects. The strategies for sharing and adding to the resulting kit of tools, resources, case studies and best practices will include an interactive, web-based platform, print publications and an exhibition.
Two of the driving forces behind this initiative, Anoo Siddiqi of the Hester Street Collaborative and Hillary Angelo of Partnerships for Parks, sit down to discuss the ideas behind it and how it works, probing the nature and underlying assumptions of participatory design practice in New York’s public spaces today. -C.S.