Wouldn’t it be cool – and wise, to have future users of a potential urban park give the locale’s set up and amenities a trial run before spending time and money on the park’s creation?
That’s exactly what happened this summer in Poland when they sought to transition a newly car-free area into a people friendly public square. Robin Plaskoff Horton, at urban garden BLOG, writes:
“By observing how city residents adapted to and arranged the space according to their needs, the impromptu park functioned as a sort of lab for the city to gather important usage information and for residents to offer opinions about future similar development of the public square.”
Read the full story on grass rooms, movable furnishings and public participation here.