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Four Cities Making the Most of Alley Spaces

Urbanful examines four cities making the most of scare public spaces by reactivating their alleys with programming and pedestrian-friendly designs.
December 30, 2014, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Several North American cities have recognized the untapped potential in their secondary street network and are turning lanes into parks, public spaces and even front yards," according to an article by Maayna Vancaillie.

The article goes on to list the approaches of four cities—Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago—in revitalizing their alleys, or laneways, as the article occasionally refers to them. For instance in Detroit, "the annual event now known as Dally In The Alley is going strong. Attendees can eat, dance and admire their way through back streets in the North Cass neighborhood each fall."

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Published on Monday, December 29, 2014 in Urbanful
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