Episode 01

What’s Public About Public Space?

Head outside with hosts Eunice Wong and Dr. Erika Eitland as they kick off a new season focused on public space. Together they unpack the tension between who designs our public space and who occupies it. They also explore the power of design, policy, and research with Zahra Ebrahim, CEO and co-founder of Monumental, an organization that specializes in deep, community-led approaches to policy, infrastructure, and service design. Is public space really for everyone?

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Design Is Our Key to an Emotional City

Inhabit is back for a third season! Over the coming weeks, co-host and urban designer Eunice Wong welcomes us to their home city of Toronto. We talk to a food writer, a professor, a parks nonprofit, a public interest designer, and a community center—and we learn how to unlock the power of public spaces along the way.