Thursday, July 28, 2011

More Cities Transform Through "Pop Up" Urbanism

New hope for cities might just be here, with the increasing realisation that we don't always have all the answers. How, would people use a new public space? Should a particular street be closed off? Perhaps the best way to find out is just to try things out on a trial basis.

The Globe and Mail has a good article on how some major cities, New York, Paris, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver are using experimentation to transform themselves.

An idea is percolating in my head about this but I will have to get a few more people behind it before I will tell you what it is.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John - Good to see you at Henry's opening last night. Here's that article about the building at Bowery and Spring.

Enjoy! Looking forward to seeing your show here.