FOR PEOPLE TO BELIEVE PEDESTRIAN SPACES CAN WORK THEY HAVE TO SEE SUCH PLACES Great public space builds great societies. Most cities need to create more public space through pedestrian-priority streets but doing so often meets resistance, largely because people struggle to conceive of such major changes. The old approach of drawn-out public processes and shouting matches at community meetings is broken. We need another way. Enough with the deliberation, let’s try something out cheaply on a temporary basis, see if it works, keep it if it does and remove it if it doesn’t. In a previous article, I...Read More
Author: Adam Greenfield
Pedestrianizing streets is most cities’ best bet for creating excellent public spaces. We address the 5 most common objections to pedestrianization and suggest a way to give good public space ideas a fair shot.Read More
Public space is crucial wherever people live. But how can we create it in wide downtown streets? We visit Winter Village in Bryant Park, New York, for ideas.Read More
Everybody hates being stuck in congestion. For decades the default solution has been: Make the roads wider. Cities across the country have been happy to comply. But they’re wrong. We look at why and what’s the real solution to congestion.Read More
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