City-planning (Street-use & cars)

Of walkable city, filled with markets, sidewalk cafes, and bustling street life

I found this interesting video showcasing Barcelona’s approach to designing the city, integrating the use of side-walks, public spaces, and implementing a new system for car use. It is a rather interesting concept that they are testing out for their grid-like city landscape, and I thought I would like to share this with you guys.

It somehow reminds me of the reading Sidewalk City: Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City by Annette Kim; but in this case Barcelona transformed some of its’ sidewalks and roads into public spaces as alternative system to get around, even facilitating economic growth. The question is then, would this idea or an adaptation of it work in other cities?

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