2017 Bright Idea
City of Cambridge, MA
January 1, 2017

Cambridge Sidewalk Poetry integrates infrastructure repair with the poetry of the people, made possible through a collaboration of citizens with government and an interdepartmental partnership of Cambridge Arts, Public Works, and the Public Library. This program is part of an effort by the city of Cambridge working towards the goal of building a more playful city, prompted by national concerns about play deficit disorder and the decline in daily open play. Residents of any age can participate in a program to bring poetry into public space, which began imprinting poems in sidewalk cement in 2015.

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