Book Launch: Loose Space: Diversity and Possibility in Urban Life

Activities which take place in "loose spaces" — which are found alongside the intended uses of planned public spaces like sidewalks and plazas — are largely ignored. Editors Karen Franck and Quentin Stevens introduce their book Loose Space: Diversity and Possibility in Urban Life (Routledge, 2006) and discuss how urban design might address those parts of the built environment that are undesigned or under-designed.



Re-imagining Parking Spaces as Micro-Apartments

Can parking spaces get a second life? A student project in Atlanta helps demonstrate the possibilities in every stall. Students at the Savannah College of Art and Design created three “SCADpads:” 135-square-foot micro-apartments designed to fit in the space defined by a single parking spot. Three prototypes for these modular homes, which cost $40-$60,000 to […]

Project for Public Spaces’ Great Neighborhood Book Launch Party

A celebration with great neighborhood stories, wine and cheese, and live music to promote The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking by Jay Walljasper. Author Jay Walljasper will introduce The Great Neighborhood Book, followed by real-life success stories from New Yorkers who have improved their neighborhoods (including East NY Farms, the Hester Street […]