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Rethinking City Hall

One Twitter user, Alfred Twu, is rethinking the way the physical layout of our city halls affects our ability to collaborate and make public decisions.

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Both Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami use this layout:

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County

City of Miami

City of Miami

Most city hall chambers are arranged in pretty much the same way. There’s nothing wrong with this design, but it does limit the public’s ability to participate and to interact with each other.

In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong to compare it to sitting in a theater:

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Here are a couple alternatives:

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