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Simple transformation can change the way we perceive public spaces

The mission is to “open the eyes”, sharing knowledge about what good urban design practice means and how it affects our lives in the cities. The goal is to come up with ideas for the improvement of the city, generate interventions, spark people’s imagination, demonstrating that simple changes can change dynamics, perceptions, enhance and bring quality to public spaces.

The website explores different examples of public transformation from car oriented to pedestrian friendly, viewed through google streetview. These “before and after changes” discusses ways in which the spaces are transformed. Several cities are showed in a map with their respective changes, separated by categories such as temporary interventions, shared cities, etc. Initiators invite readers to navigate though the web and analyse the impact that these transformations intend to reflect.

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