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Alleys as a Community Asset

Often overlooked, alleys can be transformed into valuable community spaces
July 17, 2016, 11am PDT | urbanguy
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Eillie Anzilotti of CityLab writes:

The alley is dark no longer. In the United States, these almost-accidental spaces between buildings have existed in a sort of limbo: not quite streets, but still thoroughfares; not private, but not public enough to feel protected; backdrops to crime, or filled with trash heaps But as cities grow increasingly strapped for space, neglecting these narrow streets is no longer a viable option. Cities from Los Angeles to Baltimore to Seattle are rethinking their alleyways and transforming dead ends into into places of connectivity and productivity.

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Published on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in CityLab
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