Pop Up Meeting seeks to increase diversity and participation in Saint Paul’s urban planning process. From an artistically retrofitted city truck, Pop Up Meeting dynamically unfolds as Saint Paul’s front porch to engage communities and customize civic meetings based on place and stakeholder needs.
Pop Up Meeting visually and comprehensibly shares the ideas and responses of community members. In exchange for their thoughts, survey responses, or handwritten love letters to the city, participants receive a delicious, locally made St. Pops ice pop from the brightly designed truck. Through playful engagement, Pop Up Meeting brings the city to the people and creatively invites residents into community conversations.
During June–September 2017, Pop Up Meeting will visit 40 locations throughout the city.