Public Space in the News highlights recent efforts around the world to reclaim public space for people. In this installment, we examine calls to pedestrianize London’s iconic Oxford Street, bold plans from Paris’s mayor, and a head-turning proposal from New York City to turn Broadway into a green space.Read More
Author: Adam Greenfield
I started ringing my neighbors’ doorbells at age 8. Initially nervous, I soon learned to love meeting all the kind people behind those doors. Meeting your neighbors can change your life – and theirs. Don’t be shy to ring their doorbell! Here’s the story of an 8 year old who did…Read More
At dozens of block parties, I’ve seen community spring to life. When neighbors take back their street from traffic for just one day it can change everything. If we could see our streets as social spaces rather than just thoroughfares, life could be very different.Read More
It’s often difficult to imagine that streets weren’t always the way they are today. And it’s also hard to believe streets could work differently – but they can. Here are 6 US streets before and after they were transformed from vehicular thoroughfares to places for people.Read More
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