Effective use of frequently evaded urban space

It is a prevailing opinion that the ancient rule of cookie-cutter mall development is dying and developers are starting to think of new design concepts. While redeveloping the extinct malls is a whole different chapter and daunting challenge, what do we do with the existing widespread surface parking lots of the perishing malls? For years …

Are street fairs having nothing to do with neighborhoods anymore? What has to be done to make it more interesting to manifest the unique features of the communities?

Urban street fairs and festivals are public indication of the character and uniqueness of the community. They are important commercial activity and  most ardent way of enticing people to use the public space. Street fairs, which once created lively gathering spaces, now offer less heterogeneous collections and are not favorable for local vendors to participate. In …