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  • Mike Logue

    " a festival created to examine this topic and effect change" you meant AFFECT change, I'm sure.

    Also yeah, this is completely self-important, it's fine to hold such and event, but don't puff it up in trappings and buzzwords that make it sounds as if you're going to save the world or innovate urban design and resource management.

    • Jessica Richardson

      Ahem, no Mike, you would be wrong there. This festival does hope to effect change, in whatever ways possible.

  • Shoj Greb

    So this is a tent design competition? Am I the only one not getting the point here? Deceptive title. I wish this was an actual summit of ideas on how to evolve the modern city

    • geeta719

      Ditto - I read it twice to make sure I didn't miss anything.

  • linnea.palmerpaton

    I nominate the occupation of Wall Street - an amazing way to reshape the city and create deeply democratic places that attract hundreds of people using simple tents, cardboard, networks and people's creativity.

  • Dan Lozer

    I suggest a parade--temporary yet meaningful and allows pedestrian traffic around it.

    • sarah.jumel

      Before anyone does a parade, PLEASE check out the many types of floats, bands, marching groups, and such in New Orleans' Mardi Gras; also ask the Knights of Sparta about how their parades are always on time and work so well.

  • kvass2

    More consideration for the pedestrians and less emphasis on the wheeled.