Tag: street furniture

  • Fun urbanism: Making repelling bollards more inviting

    Bollards are booming since the 9/11 bombings in the United States and more recent vehicular terrorism in London (and elsewhere). Bollards and other defensive architecture may protect buildings and sidewalks from vehicles, but they typically don’t encourage people to come enjoy public spaces. Jersey barriers are probably only redeemable by really great graffiti or art […]

  • Encouraging citizen engagement of another sort

      Can street furniture encourage social interaction?  Worth a try.  Or perhaps “meeting bowls”?  And, don’t forget all the fun ideas over at The Fun Theory by VW dedicated to the idea that making things fun can help us change behavior for the better.