Bridging the chasm between architects and planners.
This year’s creative directors of Guerrilla Tactics are transforming public procurement. What’s their secret?
Much lip service has been paid in recent years to the need for architects to resume leadership of the design and construction industry, but few, if any, have implemented a clear strategy. Pooja Agrawal and Finn Williams of Public Practice are the exception. Still in their 30s, they co-founded Public Practice in September 2017, a not-for-profit social enterprise that is placing a new generation of planners in local authorities that need extra expertise.
Public Practice arranges year-long placements in councils, bolstered with kind of support that Agrawal and Williams wish they themselves had received. ‘Associates’ start with an intensive induction week and are given mentors, opportunities to write and talk about their work publicly, and peer-to-peer support from their cohort. Research takes 10% of their time, giving them space to develop new models of public practice in collaboration with local authorities, academic institutions and experts in the field.
Read more: https://www.ribaj.com/intelligence/leadership-public-practice-guerilla-tactics-pooja-agrawal-finn-williams