â€œPerson Parkingâ€ by designer Springtime is returning street parking to pedestrians.
The design is part of a competition called â€œDuepercinque,â€ which aims to allot street space to more than just cars. The design by Springtime opts for a cement block with â€œPerson Parkingâ€ signs.
Certainly an interesting way for pedestrians to reclaim some space in a car culture!
Implications - Urban sprawl has caused many metropolitan areas to lose sight of their culture, removing parks and public playgrounds to create parking garages and other paved spaces. Consumers and organizations are joining forces to fight back by staging guerrilla sit-ins and similar events that transform parking spots into areas of play, conversation and public discourse.
Springtime's 'Person Parking' Gives Street Space to Pedestrians
1. Urban Design Reclamation - Designers are creating innovative ways to reclaim public spaces in urban areas.
2. Pedestrian-centric Infrastructure - Developers are rethinking the role of cars and prioritizing pedestrian infrastructure.
3. Guerrilla Urbanism - Citizens are taking action to repurpose urban spaces for public use.
1. Architecture and Design - Design firms have the opportunity to create innovative solutions that prioritize pedestrians in urban areas.
2. Infrastructure Development - Developers can create new infrastructure that prioritizes pedestrians and decreases reliance on cars.
3. Activism and Advocacy - Activist organizations can take inspiration from guerrilla urbanism to repurpose urban spaces for public use.