Suisman Urban Design was one of four finalists recognized in the Da Nang Social Cohesion Challenge organized by the 100 Resilient Cities network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundations this past March. The open call for proposals put out by the city of Da Nang, Vietnam, challenged designers to help bring communities together by revitalizing public space in its city center. Suisman’s proposal, Da Nang PlaceMaker, is a public space furnishing and enhancement strategy that provides the city with a blueprint for a modular, scaleable package of urban street elements (fixed and moveable), along with strategies for combining them to help communities create active public space. Other finalist included firms from Melbourne Australia, Berlin Germany, and Nairobi Kenya. Read more here.