Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Please walk on the grass sign

An entry, "A last run in May: Indicators of Vancouver," in Gordon Price's Price Tags blog called my attention to a "please walk on the grass" sign in Vancouver.  The photo below is from Toronto, by Flickr user Reza Vaziri.  I like it because of the attitude it presents, rather than the exclusionary "Don't" that we tend to come across far too frequently in our public spaces.
please walk on the grass

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At 8:14 AM, Anonymous charlie said...

(Athough I suspect you would not approve of the smoke aspect)

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

true. I've been meaning to scan a full page ad in the NYT on smoke free buildings in NYC and comment on how smoking has been displaced to outside, and that it can be gross to walk in Midtown because of all the people smoking.

At 9:24 PM, Anonymous NYC Fitness Events said...

This is great! I use to get yelled at from the mean next door neighborhood. "Stay off my Grass"

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