Today was a really interesting day. We started out the day with a really informative exercise where we were assigned to look in detail at specific parts of a city environment. For example, my group was tasked with imagining the kind of people that live in the area, and talk about how they would use the space. It is these little figurative details that will really affect the planning of our projects so it was good to have practice analyzing in this level of detail.
In the afternoon we were treated with a really informative discussion with local government leaders. Throughout the discussion we talked about the cooperation required in government, along with other more specific topics. In the end it was a really interesting day where we learned a lot about what we need to think about in terms of our project, and saw the wide range of government influence in people’s lives.