Friday, May 4, 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. 

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Anonymous said...

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...

GSaville said...

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

Anonymous said...

moments of pleasure