Bookshelves in the middle of a city-looks crazy right? Well, it’s this kind of crazy that we need in urban communities. Rethinking the traditional usage of public space is fundamental for our cities to become sustainable and livable. Although one bookshelf in a phone booth can’t change a city, it can definitely get its citizens to question how space is used and open their minds to innovation.
We’ve seen a lot of rooftop gardens, but not ones that take you to work in the morning. Not only is this crazy idea beautifying the city (in this case, New York City, read more here), it is also helping this bus diminish its carbon footprint. Sustainability and flowers-what else can you ask for from your public transportation ?
Miami is going through a lot of urban changes, neighborhoods are forming, and we often complain about the lack of public transportation and misused public space. These are just a few small things that can get us thinking outside the box. They are in no way solutions, just ideas that hint at the endless possibilities a city can offer when you infuse the urban planning with a little creativity.