A public art piece titled "Play Me, I'm Yours" entails putting pianos in public spaces around Manhattan (27 in all) for anyone to sit down and bang out a tune.
The Village Voice blog says, "This ... is a pretty wonderful idea. New Yorkers are a talented bunch! Think of all the impromptu cabaret sessions that could come out of this!"
"Play Me, I'm Yours" appeared with great success in Birmingham, England; São Paolo, Brazil; and Sydney, Australia.
Federal Railroad Administration Proposes New Midwest Rail Network
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Planning Trends to Watch in 2022
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A Market Urbanism Manifesto
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Optimism for Autonomous Shuttles Despite Recent Setbacks
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Mobile Social Services Address Gaps in Suburban Colorado
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'15-Minute City' To Be Built in Utah
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Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCOG)
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.