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Parklets, Patios, Social Infrastructure and the Public Realm
September 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Design interventions like parklets have often been regarded as little more than whimsical additions to our streetscapes — that is, until the COVID-19 pandemic forced cities to rethink how they utilize the public realm. Almost overnight, municipalities around the world began to reformulate their paved spaces with intentionality, pivoting streets and sidewalks to better accommodate the outdoor gatherings. The result, the adoption of parklets, sidewalk cafes, slow streets and more on a massive scale, has encouraged residents to reimagine their relationship to the built world around them and dream big about what these previously overlooked assets could become. Come hear from three cities, whose own attempts at providing this new form of social infrastructure have been internationally lauded, about what the future holds for the public realm.
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