Thursday, May 3, 2012

The red light player

Every detail in the city should show respect for human dignity and reflect that everything human is sacred - Enrique Penalosa

Streets are not all there is to the crime story. But they are a barometer for deeper threads in the urban fabric. The poorly designed or ill-managed street is the hostile, uninviting territory of no-man's land. Over and over that's where crime opportunities show up. 

How do we make engaging our experience in such menial landscapes? Like waiting at a pedestrian  crossing. 

Charles Landry believes the creative city takes many forms. I've shown examples such as street pianos and intersection painting.

Here is another. 


  1. AnonymousMay 04, 2012

    looks like the mideast somewhere? you don't see mercedes benz taxis in the u.s. / interesting concept to take away the boredom of simply waiting to cross...

  2. I believe this is in Israel.
    With talent like this, who even wants to cross!

  3. AnonymousMay 04, 2012

    moments of pleasure


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