Occupy D.C.'s Urban Design Model

Evelio Contreras and Philip Kennicott film the Occupy movement transforming MacPherson Square into an urban hub, in one of Washington's central nodal points.

Although it appears as a scene of disorder to the casual passerby, Contreras and Kennicott believe that the camp has become one of the most active spaces in the neighborhood. "In a city that has struggled to maintain vibrant urban enclaves, the anti capitalism movement has achieved what many urban planners strive for - a feeling of ownership, engagement and spontaneous adaptation."

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