Curious about the impact of the 2015 festival?

Makers on Market: Lessons from San Francisco’s Market Street Prototyping Festival (Volume I)

Check out these evaluation and analysis reports prepared for us by Ghel Studio San Francisco on the 2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival.

Makers on Market: Lessons from San Francisco’s Market Street Prototyping Festival (Volume I)

This report summarizes the key findings and insights from the festival, identifies prototypes with a potential of influencing the design of Market street and outlines a framework for using prettying events as a way to engage members of the public in finding solutions public challenges.

Planning by Doing: How small, citizen-powered projects inform large planning decisions (Volume II)

Follow up volume to Market Street Prototyping Festival evaluation (Makers on Market) is now available online! This shorter companion study focuses on the takeaways from the event as “action oriented planning” that can be applied to other projects.

It is another great report by Ghel Studios that reflects the best of MSPF and provides a useful summary of the process along with other great examples from around the world. This document is for civic leaders, planners, citizen activisits, arts organizations seeking to use prototyping and other Action-Oriented tools to make change in their cities.


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The Market Street Prototyping Festival is a collaboration between the San Francisco Planning Department and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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