1. I fully agree that there needs to be more thought into design and management of the public realm. For so long governments have generally just focused on streets and utilities, with open spaces generally considered separately through parks planning. I like the concept of doing more with the “spaces between things” (generally developed by the private section). But my perspective on government’s role, is a blend of your lead versus follow. I am a firm believer that government is intended to be by and for the people. Therefore the people need to be engaged to give direction to the government, and from that point they can lead with community support!!!

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