Giovanni Ferraro

Giovanni Ferraro

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Série Avenida Paulista: do Palacete von Bülow ao Edifício Pauliceia | Projeto São Paulo City

Série Avenida Paulista: do Palacete von Bülow ao Edifício Pauliceia | Projeto São Paulo City

"Chair Bombing" is the act of placing homemade seating around the city and creating DIY public spaces. "Chair Bombing" works to make the city more comfortable and stand in the face of privatization of public space. #Placemaking #LQC

DoTank Brooklyn_ Chair Bombing _placing homemade seating in public spaces “to improve comfort, social activity, and [their] sense of place,”

A popular boulevard in Montreal has been recently upgraded with a giant terrasse, stretching for several blocks, and featuring a variety lounge furniture all decked in red. La Grande Terrasse Rouge also hosts activities like movie nights and BINGO.#LQC #Placemaking #StreetsAsPlaces

A popular boulevard in Montreal has been recently upgraded with a giant terrasse, stretching for several blocks, and featuring a variety lounge furniture all decked in red. La Grande Terrasse Rouge also hosts activities like movie nights and BINGO.

The Pallet Pavilion is a community-built #LQC public space transformation, facilitated by Gap Filler. The space was created using reused, loaned and donated materials by a group of dedicated volunteers over a 6 week period. Pallet Pavilion will host music performances and outdoor movie screenings all summer long. #Placemaking

Sunday afternoon live music at Christchurch's Pallet Pavilion gap filler, post earthquakes. Photo courtesy of Glen Jansen.

The Parkmobile makes adding green and welcoming public spaces as easy as ordering a pizza! In San Francisco, dumpsters are retrofited into #parklets, transported on trucks, and delivered at different locations across the city. This is #Placemaking made easy! #LQC

CMG landscape architects designed Yerba Buena’s new Parkmobiles: tiny portable gardens housed in dumpster-style containers. The mini-gardens are just one part of the Yerba Buena Street Life Plan’s strategy to address the need for improved public spaces.

In Sao Paulo, one of the most publicly deplored pieces of infrastructure has become the site of play and unification in the city--at least for one day a week that is. Their long, elevated highway, nicknamed Minhocão (the Big Worm) is closed to cars on Sundays. In response, pedestrians have reclaimed it as a public space, using it for jogging, cycling, dance parties and BBQs. #LQC #Placemaking #StreetsAsPlaces

The Minhocão, a elevated freeway in the heart of São Paulo, closes to car traffic on nights and Sundays when it transforms into a pedestrian promenade.