La ciudad es de sus habitantes, No de sus gobernantes, estos deben proteger el entorno de los vecinos, no agredirlo y hostigar a los vecinos
This morning I attended Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, which was focused on the concept of “Tactical Urbanism” in Atlanta.
For the uninitiated, tactical urbanism is the practice of temporarily reclaiming urban spaces dedicated to cars (i.e. parking lots, roads, street parking, etc.) and repurposing that space for other, more enjoyment-oriented uses instead. For instance, taking one lane of a multi-lane road in a neighborhood and converting it into a bike lane with potted plants as barriers, or turning the space into a popup coffee shop, or temporary plaza, or something else entirely. The purpose is to take the space back from cars and make it open to the public to enjoy, even if only for an afternoon.
“It’s about creating a community for everyone”
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.’s Jennifer Ball, Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Rebecca Serna, and Matthew Garbett, along with other representatives from the community and local government…
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