Flex your street

Flyer for upcoming interactive workshop on making our streets more ped-/-bike friendly
Flyer for upcoming interactive workshop put on by NorCal APA on making our streets more ped-/-bike friendly

In the day and age of social distancing and Coronavirus, it is becoming ever more apparent how little space we have allocated in our cities and suburbs to pedestrians and cyclists. Oftentimes, it is simply impossible to be six feet apart on our sidewalks as they are simply too narrow. Meanwhile, traffic counts are way down, and many of our asphalt-lined streets are virtually empty. It is indeed time to rethink the balance – or, rather, shift things back into balance so that our streets can be shared by all. On Tuesday, July 28, We’ll be co-leading a hands-on workshop on doing precisely just that. Sponsored by NorCal APA, we will lead folks through two interactive exercises involving childhood memories and model-building to come up with creative ideas for more walkable, bikable streets.

All welcome. Register HERE.

Transit + Design workshops @ SPUR SF

Prairieform’s John Kamp co-leading an interactive workshop with Alta Planning’s Beth Martin on rethinking the Bay Area’s transportation system at SF SPUR

For this year’s annual Transit + Design workshops at SPUR in San Francisco, we will be leading an interactive, model-building workshop on rethinking the Bay Area’s transit system so that it is efficient, comfortable, and easy to navigate for all users, regardless of gender, cultural background, or sexual orientation. All are welcome to attend. For more info, click HERE.

John Kamp

In case you missed it. . .

Workshop at Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis, with James Rojas of Place It! and John Kamp of Prairieform

In case you haven’t checked this out yet, we’ve created a new website for the work we recently did with PlaceIt! and Juxtaposition Arts. We led a series of model-building workshops centered around revitalizing the Mississippi River just northwest of Downtown Minneapolis, yet we didn’t want to produce just another boring PDF of the workshop results. So we created a personalized website instead that helps distill some of the workshop results down into themes and offers informed ideas for potential next steps. It’s both a document of and a testament to the amazing work these kids produced. You can check it out here.

Fantastic workshop

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Workshop-goers at the irrigation-free landscape workshop

We had a great turnout and a wonderfully enaged crowd at the on-site workshop on the Irrigation-Free Landscape. It has been fantastic to see how much public interest there has been in the project.


Another view of the landscape and workshop-goers

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PRAIRIEFORM’s John Kamp explaining root growth according to irrigation type

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Folks checking out the interpretive sign