It’s a typical train commute on a cold morning in Perth, Australia… until passengers are invited to participate in a group singalong of Over the Rainbow. Initiated by a group called The Liberators, armed with a ukelele player and lyric sheets, the singing transforms a quiet train ride between strangers into an uplifting experience.
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Sarah is an urban planner and artist from Melbourne Australia, currently living in Seattle. She has contributed to diverse long-term projects addressing housing, transportation, community facilities, heritage and public spaces with extensive consultation with communities and other stakeholders. Her articles for The Urbanist focus on her passion for the design of sustainable, inviting and inclusive places, drawing on her research and experiences around the world.