Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground recognized as Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation By Design Award Finalist – Urban Design
Willie “Woo Woo Wong” Playground has been honored by Fast Company as a part of its 2022 Innovation by Design Awards. The program highlights designers and businesses who are solving the problems of today and tomorrow. Learn about the Fast Company’s Urban Design honorees at fastcompany.com.
Democratic Public Space
In ancient Greek cities, the agora brought people together in the same space for daily life, including commerce, politics, and social interaction. This was at a time when the European idea of democracy, or “people power” was conceived. There is a direct relationship between people sharing space with one another and caring about one another. Inclusive public space that brings together diverse people from all walks of life is more important than ever for sustaining democracy.
Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground
Willie ‘Woo Woo’ Wong Playground is one of Chinatown’s few historic, significant outdoor spaces. As the only park in the neighborhood for active outdoor recreation, it is used by Chinatown residents of all ages. As one of the nation’s most densely populated urban areas, this renovation of an historical public open space is immensely important.