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INHABITAT: Have you found working with the public sector to be challenging?

MATT: We have a great relationship with the City. They often move projects along more slowly than the private sector, which can occasionally be frustrating, but we’ve found that in San Francisco and many other cities, there are a lot of people in bureaucracy who understand contemporary urban issues and are working diligently and creatively to make cities better. They’re surprisingly open and interested in temporary interventions and guerilla tactics and community-based design as ways to achieve strategic planning objectives. The "Cabinet National Library" houses a file cabinet full of back issues of Cabinet Magazine in a small landholding in rural New Mexico.

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