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Episode 3 | The Street As a Revolution

Mark Lakeman of the City Repair Project discusses motives and methods for igniting neighborhood change, street by street.

SOCIAL DESIGN INSIGHTS
Episode 3 | The Street As a Revolution
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About City Repair Project
Founded in 1996 by Mark Lakeman, The City Repair Project is best known for lavishly painted street intersections that transform a spot initially intended for vehicles to pass into spaces where communities can gather. Each begins with dialog between neighbors to determine shared aspirations and goals. Next, they work together to design, paint and ultimately maintain the space.

Beyond the intersections, City Repair Project is active in ecological landscaping projects throughout the city and natural buildings structures created by using minimally-processed, plentiful, or renewable natural materials such as straw, clay, wood, and stone.

The City Repair Project is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.

Credits

Social Design Insights would like to thank all those who make our weekly show possible: Baruch Zeichner, our sound engineer, Donna Read, for producing our video content, and Taryn Turner, Director of the Curry Stone Foundation, for pulling everything together.