Welcome to Soul Searching!
We’re so glad you’re here. We believe every person who uses the street has a unique and valuable perspective to share. Your stories, your experiences, and your actions all help shape the way our streets are now, where they’ve been, and how they can grow and change.
Updated and expanded - with a brand new chapter to help you conduct your own experiments in the street.
A tool to help you turn problems you have identified into actionable ideas. Turn to the 'brainstorming your experiment' section of the Soul Searching workbook for instructions.
A tool to help you bring your ideas to the street. Turn to the 'planning your experiment' section of the Soul Searching workbook for instructions.
Hand out a Lifetime Pass to the Street to remind the people you talk to that the street is public space, and it belongs to everyone to enjoy, to shape and to serve the needs of all who use them.
Price tag your city to show what you value in the street, or call out the costs and benefits of everyday street objects.
Find out what other volunteers are excited to accomplish and try it in your own neighborhood.
Create your own rules for the street. For ideas, first try the 'Observation and Reflection' exercises to help you see the street with fresh eyes.
Complete Soul Searching Workbook (PDF) - March 2018 Edition
Audio versions of our soul searching curriculum for your listening pleasure
Action 0 -
The Street is Yours
Action 1 -
Action 2 -
Favorite and Not-so-favorite Streets
Action 3 -
Getting up Close and Personal with Your Streets
Action 4 -
Street Scavenger Hunt
Action 5 -
The Street Speaks
Action 8 -
Action 9 -
Surfacing Shared Values
Action 11 -
Inclusive Streets, Participatory Streets
Action 12 -
Bonus: Create your own action
For Inspiration: Bonus actions from current volunteers.