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Creativity in the Curb Lane

Transforming Underutilized Curbsides into Parklets and Pop-up Cafés

Curbsides have throughout history played host to activities from newspaper-hawking to pushcart vending to idle chatter. While the 20th century witnessed a transformation of curbsides from public spaces to parking spaces and traffic lanes, efforts are underway to reintroduce some of their former functions and uses. With the advent of pop-up cafés and parklets, the curb has been reinvented and reinvigorated. Creativity in the Curb Lane will explore these new tactics cities are using to enliven their curbsides and to create successful public spaces out of parking spaces.