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What Are Your Favorite Public Places? (Call for entry)

What are  your favorite public places? blog series aims to document various examples of good public places. They can be as personal or as objective as you’d like them to be.

If you’d like to participate, here’s what to do:

1)      Identify the place. Where is it? What is it? It can be a street segment, a public square, a plaza, a riverside walk, a park, a public garden, et cetera. It just has to be a public place.

2)      In one page (200 – 300 words), describe the place. Your description can be very casual and personal based on how you feel and what you see. Why do you like the place? (The trees are pretty, the streets are paved with cobblestone, there are many nice cafes along the street, the park is very big with cool winding paths, et cetera.)

3)      Take a picture of the place (or perhaps you already have a photo that you took when you were there). The pictures can be as simple as a spontaneous smartphone picture.

That’s it! E-mail your draft post to me, Dessen Hillman, at and I will attach satellite images and a simple diagram with measurements to enhance the understanding of the place. Your entry will be published and featured on the CoLab Radio blog (

Thank you for your time, and we are looking forward to your participation!

Post by Dessen Hillman.

One response to “What Are Your Favorite Public Places? (Call for entry)”

  1. Alexander Alman says:

    Hey Dessen,

    Hope everything is going well for you at MIT.

    Let’s keep in touch buddy!

    Take care,

    Alex A.