In our Let’s Explore series, we walk around a notable place, investigating how its design influences the experience of being there. Today we visit the city of Bordeaux in southwest France.Read More
Author: Adam Greenfield
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
“Without common land no social system can survive”, wrote renowned architect Christopher Alexander. Today, that means car-free social spaces – squares and pedestrian streets – in the center of the action, where people go. Such places are essential for facilitating human happiness. Let’s explore why.Read More
Today, the awesome potential of the street as the crucible of civilization has been all but forgotten by society. If we want to restore our individual and collective lives to their full potential, we must reclaim our streets.Read More
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