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Urban Planning Insights From Your Inner Child (or Your Actual Child)
Blockitecture is a toy which consists of "colorful wooden blocks of buildings, parks, green spaces, rivers, and lakes." Metropolis II is an "intense kinetic sculpture" by Chris Burden on display at LACMA, which "captures and communicates the busyness and sometimes craziness of city living." Urban planner, activist, and artist, James Rojas' uses LEGO and other materials to engage the public and encourage creative city-making. Speaking with children about their urban environment, and observing them in that environment, provides planning insights. Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession. Read the source article for more detail.