DIY Urban Design

GOOD Cities just put together a great slideshow of DIY urban design. There are 21 great examples of techniques like unofficial bike lanes and signage:


attaching seating to signs:


advertising replaced by public art:


yarn bombing:


and Guerrilla gardening:


A lot of these ideas, and even some of the images, appear in Jay Walljasper’s The Great Neighborhood Book. I really like the idea of taking your neighborhood into your own hands. Let’s face it, a lot of times cities, especially large ones, don’t always have the time or funds necessary to make a neighborhood great. But there are always tool like these that can help you do it yourself.


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This blog is about architecture, cities, and myself.

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