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A significant barrier to a more active work day is a lack of showers and facilities to tidy oneself up. Shared office showers would allow people to more readily, more easily, more hygienically (and less smelly-ly) take part in the other concepts.

A significant barrier to a more active work day is a lack of showers and facilities to tidy oneself up. Shared office showers would allow people to more readily, more easily, more hygienically (and less smelly-ly) take part in the other concepts.

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Crispin commented on Power Points in Parks

Very fun idea. I always thought along similar lines when in school (why can't we have class outside ever) but never think this when I'm at the office. Not sure why.

This would be a particularly neat facility to have for things like public meetings or council meetings or political debates, especially when hot topics are being discussed and there isn't space for everyone that wants to participate. As an urban planner I think it would be such a cool thing to present to council outside.

Love it.

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Crispin commented on Farmers Market Drop Off at Work

This is a wonderful idea. It makes eating healthier and local that much easier which I think a lot of office types (myself included) would appreciate.

Another service you could offer along with the personal bushel would be a deal catered to office and business. These would include more snack type foods that don't need any preparation: apples, carrots, celery, etc... The junk snacks are usually the easiest and most accessible, by replacing the "easy option" with a healthy option that is (a) right there and (b) free you'd greatly encourage people to eat better. This could also be an easy way to launch the project, signing up offices would produce fairly large orders themselves and could provide easy/free advertizing for the personal box option.

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Crispin commented on ZipSpaces

I love this idea. I love the idea of an entrepreneur being able to test a business idea or the possibility for an artist to put on a show.

I think the comments about using spaces for designated uses (a place with a kitchen for a restaurant, a stage for shows, etc...) makes a lot of sense but at the same time I would hate to see city ordinances and planning bylaws stifle the creativity made possible by this wonderful idea. As an urban planner, I think planning policies are generally very limiting and to put further restrictions on the uses of space could be counter-productive.

The other suggestion I had would be to give property owners options in terms of how much of their space to give up for use. In some cases building owners might not be so eager to completely open up their properties to strangers. The option of allowing people to use just the storefront, or even just the display cases would encourage more reluctant owners to participate in the program and help win them over to the idea, while improving the streetscape.

Wonderful idea, congratulations and good luck.