San Francisco

Dream Play Build [In-Person Program]

Lunchtime Forum


Imagining the Street

People love their communities and want them to become safer, healthier and more prosperous places. But the standard approach to public meetings somehow makes everyone miserable, and conversations that should be inspiring regularly become shouting matches. What would it look like to facilitate truly meaningful and productive discussions between citizens and planners? And what if they could even be fun? The new book, Dream Play Build, shares ways to shake up the classic community meeting by building common ground and inviting active participation among diverse groups. Join authors James Rojas and John Kamp, two designers who have spent their careers successfully weaving storytelling and hands-on interaction into traditional design processes, for a hands-on exploration of some of the artful, playful lessons and methods that encourage individuals to make change within the landscape around them.

  • James Rojas / Place It!
  • John Kamp / Prairieform

Co-presented by Island Press.

1 AIA learning unit is available for this program.



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