An interesting documentary about urban design, and cities in general. Urbanized was the third part of a trilogy on design, which included Helvetica (2007) and Objectified (2009). This clip looks at a participatory public art project by Candy Chang in New Orleans, designed to stimulate local input into neighbourhood regeneration.  


I Wish This Was….an awesome civic improvement campaign…and it is! 

From brilliant designer and creator, Candy Chang:

Many cities are full of vacant storefronts and people who need things. My New Orleans neighborhood is still without a full-service grocery store. So I made these fill-in-the-blank stickers to provide an easy tool to voice what we want, where we want it. Just fill them out and put them on abandoned buildings and beyond. The stickers are custom vinyl and can be easily removed without damaging property. It’s a fun, low-barrier tool for citizens to provide civic input on-site, and the responses reflect the hopes, dreams, and colorful imaginations in different neighborhoods.