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Urban Canvas / Derelict Revival
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What abandoned spaces in your city or neighborhood would you revitalize and turn into recreational or sport areas?
What abandoned spaces in your city or neighborhood would you revitalize and turn into recreational or sport areas?
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Derelict Revival?
As cities struggle to find available land for new development projects, there is a counter-movement taking place that seeks to reinvigorate existing urban environments that have been neglected. The reimagination and rehabilitation of these decaying urban environments enhances existing structures and makes them suitable for public use, while retaining the original character of the past. These modern hybrids can serve as burgeoning civic centers, bringing new opportunities for commerce and cultural exchange.
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Inspiring Examples
Elevated green space repurposes rails fallen into disuse
Elevated green space repurposes rails fallen into disuse
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Entrepreneurs take over vacant storefronts to spur retail revival
Entrepreneurs take over vacant storefronts to spur retail revival
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London transforms abandoned underground rails into a public park
London transforms abandoned underground rails into a public park
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Experts view.
"We see vacant buildings and sites, covered with graffiti as signs of decay. We need to reverse this and see them as opportunities for experimentation, both temporary and long term. Seeing the city as a canvas for residents’ creativity will open new possibilities."
Gary Hack

"We see vacant buildings and sites, covered with graffiti as signs of decay. We need to reverse this and see them as opportunities for ...


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"Re-densification of our city centers and promoting residential use, can be stimulated by promoting culture, especially to bottom up culture, as a direct expression of society...And a way to start a new social-economic trend."
Winka Dubbeldam

"Re-densification of our city centers and promoting residential use, can be stimulated by promoting culture, especially to bottom up culture, as a ...


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