Urban Fold

Synergy in Underused Spaces

In Jackson, Wyoming, a restaurant is a taqueria by day and a Nepalese restaurant in the evenings. Why isn't this sort of space sharing a more common solution to using urban spaces?

"The next time you're waiting at an intersection, look around and imagine how much of the built (and furnished) environment stands empty and unused at any given time. Cafés in the financial district are closed at dinnertime; restaurants that specialize in dinner fare are silent until mid-afternoon; parking lots that fill during the workweek are largely vacant after 6pm and often on weekends.

Now imagine putting those darkened rooms, kitchens, galleries, cafés, outdoor spaces and more to use. What would you fill them with?"

Full Story: Temporary Spaces and Creative Infill

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Jess Zimbabwe's picture
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Who's from the Bay Area & remembers Bulgaria at night?

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/restaurants/a_taste_of__the_balkans/Conten...

I think this place closed circa 2004, but it was awesome. I regret that I never took pictures. A flickr search yields people's pictures of the actual Bulgaria, well...at night.

Jess Zimbabwe, Executive Director
ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use

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