Chicago Works to Add People to its Places
Fran Spielman reports on the recently launched effort that is "actually four separate initiatives under the same umbrella:"
- People Spots - "temporary decks" that replace parking spots with public seating during the spring, summer and early fall.
- People Streets - temporarily closing streets with "excess asphalt" and turning them into public spaces.
- People Plazas - "plazas and malls in various states of upkeep that could be 'activated' to create space for farmers markets and other retail opportunities."
- People Alleys - transforming alleys in off-hours by filling them with tables and chairs, and live music or art exhibitions.