A sidewalk "engagement strategy".

"Wonder doesn't come from outside, somewhere spectacular you drove to see; it comes from within. It is a union of the natural world we are already in, and the mind prepared to receive it. (Nathanael Johnston. Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons).

City Hall, Urban Planners, Licensing Agencies, Universities and Architect firms are important. They have things to tell us too, suggestions to make about how to live. But any single person anywhere can also do this. Everyone anywhere can make a hundred thousand small, cost-free, seemingly-insignificant changes to, and in, the spaces of collective living, which in fact can and will and do improve the lives of others in that space, even just a teeny bit.

Here's what one graduate Architecture student said after one of our rants about the lofty neo-liberal concept of "engagement strategies": I found your point for us all to understand the systems at work in our home places, being observant and connected,