Some sustainable practices: water catchment,
humanure, bicycling, treeplanting
As part of the
Book & Mural Project, Marty
at The RE Store organized
charette in the
room at the very new
Seattle Public Library Ballard Branch.
About two dozen people showed
up for snacks, quick
introductions, then a frenzy of drawing and brainstorming
with crayons. First a series of 30-second stream of
consciousness sketches on the idea of
breakout into 5 groups, each given a large map of
as it is
now and instructions to re-vision the neighborhood as an oasis
of urban sustainability.
roofs, community gardens, bike
trails, public transit, carfree streets, solar arrays,
irrigation, creek restoration, tree planting, and cultural centers
were just some of the concepts
over the grid.
The results will be passed along to students from
as a jumpoff point for their own discussions and planning for a 16'x16' mural
to be mounted on The RE Store May 13 2006.