About the Book
All of the parklets in the Design section of this manual have been approved by the City of Phoenix and have been reviewed and approved by a structural engineer. All details and products needed to construct and install the parklet are provided in the book.
Design RePublic is an R&D lab supporting citizens and experts building the future of cities through collaborative rapid prototyping, storytelling, & public engagement. When we make new infrastructure ideas together quickly with paper, we can have a more human-scale and focused conversation than any powerpoint presentation will ever give us. We design hands-on public engagement for more livable cities. Transportation & the development of the arts and culture sector are the focus of our local and national research. We work every day to make cities around the country and Phoenix, Arizona* the most beautiful, fun, user-friendly, multimodal cities they can be. We collaborate with a network of leaders, makers, inventors, and active citizens to write, share, and build both the story and reality of vibrant cities. Through hands-on planning and building, we invite a sense of personal agency among participants and an organized community system in which ongoing work unfolds sustainably.