Over the last few years we made several visits to Chattanooga’s Innovation District and worked with leadership to study as a “sister city” model for the small post-industrial City of Pontiac. This October we are hosting a workshop for Project for Public Spaces 3rd International Placemaking Week Chattanooga.
AERA Toronto 2019 Conference Presentation: “Trauma and Resilience in Pontiac.” See video below.
The Messy Business of Social Context: Thoughts on the Phoenix Center
"Design Walk" a community-based learning, STEAM placemaking program.
As part of the global, open source Park(ing) Day placemaking event, Pontiac celebrated at the intersection of Saginaw and Pike streets and in the "Hub & Grub" development concept for 2 N. Saginaw to serve as a community planning center and eatery.
Ottawa Towers Open House, September 19, 2015
"The Office of the Future could be a Park."
21st Century Digital Learning Environments
Mobile Digital Art - Partnership
Original Pontiac Plan with vision for the "Project" which became the Ottawa Towers/Phoenix Center/Transportation Center (this concept was originally adopted via a community led campaign that rejected a proposed shopping mall development for the land left vacant due to disastrous Urban Renewal policies of the 1950's)
A Mobile Design Thinking RV - Fast Company
"What's Lost as Handwriting Fades" -Maria Konnikova, NY Times