temporary use

Citizens Create Temporary Park in Philadelphia

Community members in Philadelphia have taken over a languishing site and put it back into use as a temporary park space.

May 26, 2011 - NewsWorks

Fleeting Design

If you’ve ever worked in distressed communities, you’ve faced the dilemma that there simply is no private market for what you want to see built.<span>  </span>You can chip away at the problem of vacant land with thoughtful affordable housing developments or, if you’re lucky, a new recreation center but by and large, large amounts of vacancy remain and impact the psyche of those that live nearby.<span>  </span>So working closely with residents, and really listening, has sparked a whole new sub-discipline in our world of urban planning and design - temporary use.<span>  </span> <p class="MsoNormal"> The shrinking cities movement shined a light on the potential of ad-hoc reuse and programming some time ago but so too has groups like the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

November 6, 2009 - Scott Page

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