Green your Neighbourhood (Planta tu Barrio) is an urban intervention developed by Ciudad Emergente (previous interventions include Okuplaza and Valparaiso Recycling Plaza) under the Clean and Connected Antofagasta Plan as part of an initiative to transform illegal landfills into usable public spaces through active citizen participation. Continue reading
In Santiago Chile, the streets get transformed into public space overnight. Okuplaza on San Diego Street is another collaboration by Ciudad Emergente (we first read about their recycling plaza back in March). Their first “pavement to plaza” project turned an informal parking lot to a people-friendly plaza. Continue reading
Recycling has never been this fun. This past January, the beautiful seaside city of Valparaiso Chile celebrated music, dance, culture and community with the Festival of the Arts. One of the stand-out events of the Festival was the unveiling of a Recycling Plaza designed by Ciudad Emergente (Emerging City (CEM)) and commissioned by the National Cultural Art Council (CNCA).
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you articles focused on community engagement through creative reuse of space and public art installations from giant pillows in Vancouver to art in odd places in New York City (plus a cool infographic for good measure). Continue reading