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The Cricklewood Mobile Town Square Promotes Civic Interaction

By: Michael Hines - Published: • References: cricklewoodtownsquare and dezeen
The Cricklewood mobile town square a clever way to promote a town's need for public space. Cricklewood is an area in northwest London devoid of public space. There is no town square, parks or even benches for folks to sit on. To highlight this lack of space, the civic ideas agency Spacemakers had design firms Studio Hato and Studio Kieren Jones create the Cricklewood mobile town square.

The town square is pulled by a bicycle and features everything a town square would need. There are signs, chairs, tables, umbrellas, games and even a faux brick building complete with a clock. The mobile town square promotes the cities lack of public space in both a fun and functional way. Bicycle-based parks and public spaces have become a tool used by designers and citizens to promote the need for green urban areas. Here's hoping Cricklewood at least gets a bench when everything is said and done.