Community engagement by Kyoto University
After a day of cycling around Kyoto, my husband and I were heading back to our guesthouse when we encountered this group of Masters Urban Planning students wrangling any and all passersby into a spontaneous (well, it was definitely planned on their part) picnic ON the river. The project is meant to challenge local residents to view all the possible different uses for their spaces, as well as foster relationships through social activities in the space. It was really cool because we got to eat homemade food with some really interesting people on platforms that were in the middle of the canal/river.
By Erin Kelly
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