NYC Initiative Turns Unsightly Scaffolding Into Miniature Parks
New York urban renewal concept aims to create more functional public places from sidewalk construction sites -- transforming them from an eyesore to a community asset.
Softwalks is an initiative to improve the pedestrian experience in New York City by diversifying the function of unsightly sidewalk scaffolding sheds. A project started by the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons/The New School, this initiative transforms the 6,000 sidewalk sheds that total over 1 million linear feet of enclosed sidewalk area in New York City. Softwalks provides kits to create more functional public spaces, activating our desires to sit, chat, and appreciate interesting environments.