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Expanding Collaboration Beyond Designers

This essay from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> calls for greater collaboration in urban design -- both amongst designers and architects, and with the surrounding community.
December 30, 2009, 10am PST | Nate Berg
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"Development is neither confined to the boundaries of its site nor defined solely by the rules of formal composition, but is subject to a broad range of cultural, economic, and environmental forces. To integrate this complexity, much of the knowledge and leadership we need is found within other people, not on the internet. 98% of the workforce is not engineers or architects, and there are millions of others who are ‘merely' residents or users of the places we create. Their expertise, their accumulated experiences in the built environment and their leadership are necessary for great work."

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Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in Urban Omnibus
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