Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
ysabetwordsmith

  • Mood:

Community Building Tip: Seating

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City."

3. Make a seat. "One small thing a person can do for your city is build an attractive bench and place it where it's needed. There is an urban seating deficit the world over and some of my favorite cities are those where people frequently build their own street seats. Here are bunch of examples we once catalogued in New York City." — Mike Lydon, The Street Plans Collaborative

While it's possible to find a variety of park benches here, most are rudimentary rather than artistic, many are overpriced, and some are literally designed to discourage rather than encourage usage.  Meanwhile over in Terramagne, they have municipal artists.  That makes it easy for people to find thematic chairs or benches for their business.  A Healthy Touch office might have seats shaped like hands, while a wilderness store could have one carved from a log.  Towns often have a distinctive style to their seating.  
Tags: recurring posts
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments