"Wouldn't it be great if ..." is often the start of an overheard conversation at any coffee shop in metro Phoenix.
The City's full of creatives and big thinkers -- and now thruogh May 1, the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory (PURL) is looking for ideas to "improve and Retrophx (pronounced "retro-fix") the Phoenix urban environment."
Students and members of PURL, which is an extension of The Design School at Arizona State University, will use the specific location-based idea bank as a springboard for local discussion with the community.
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"Wnning" ideas will advance to the second phase, where local and national design students and professionals in planning, urban design, and landscape architects will create site-based proposals.
"We want you to share your ideas, thoughts and desires on land uses, activities, transportation modes, and other issues that contribute specific, place-based ideas for urban improvement," write PURL members. "By creating ideas that are aesthetically appealing, economically feasible and communally smart, PURL is promoting a design competition that generates and rewards ideas from anyone with an interest in helping to create a more sustainable built environment."
Ideas can be submitted to the project website until May 31.