Doxa Vive le frontages!
In his recent publication, Reconquérir Les Rues (Reconquering the Streets), architect, urban planner, and professor Nicolas Soulier offers a unique perspective on reclaiming public space, particularly along residential streets and back alleys. Soulier outlines the typology of the “active” frontage zone” and offers examples of tactical urbanism and spontaneity in the intermediary space between roadways and private property. Drawing examples from Europe, North America, and Japan, his case studies are modest and DIY; from stoops and street furniture to garden sheds and bike corrals.
And, of course, he gives a nod to Park(ing) Day and the Parklet.
Check it out:
2012 Les Éditions Ulmer