KickstARTing Creativity: Blissful Walking & Converting Parking into Play

We highlight here some great articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better!

  • Why We Walk: Norwegian explorer, lawyer, art collector and author Erling Kagge on his new book exploring the bliss of living one step at a time.
  • Can Paris get even more beautiful?: The currently car-filled bridge connecting the Eiffel Tower with the Métro subway system will be turned into a pedestrianized garden, stringing together a set of two new public squares and restored parkland that will create an unbroken spine of greenery a mile long across the city.
  • Converting parking spaces to a play area: The recent project—which cost $200,000 total, including only $14,000 for construction—included an open lawn, a dog park, a children’s play area, and a seating area.
  • What about parked cars as public seating?: Staying true to Benedetto Bufalino’s poetic style, he has imagined the parklet in the most unconventional setting, by placing it on top of the cars parked.

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