Q. Why is design an important part of revitalizing communities?
R. The quality of our public spaces goes hand in hand with the quality of our civic dialogue. Design can be used to create public spaces which invite people to meet and talk to their neighbors. By tackling the issue of equity in access to quality public spaces we can set the stage for coalitions that can tackle larger issues.
Q. What has been most surprising, rewarding, or fun about your Collaborative experience?
R. Being able to bring simple solutions to longstanding problems is always rewarding.
Q. What do you love most about Philadelphia?
R. Philadelphians don't beat around bush.