Full-Scale City Models Created From Local Salvaged Scraps [Pics]
An urban planner in Long Beach is trying to make his craft more sustainable and accessible by turning the modeling process into a local art project.
James Rojas tries to make urban planning less intimidating and clinical by creating scale models of cities that are more like colorful board games. An urban planner himself, Rojas believes that by incorporating activities that are “visual, tactile, and playful,” he’s able to engage people better in the process. He claims, “I’m always amazed by people’s ideas and solutions – it’s mind-boggling how many creative ideas people have.”