Cities constantly undergo infinite changes, leaving many spaces within the urban fabric forgotten and unused. Historic buildings are refurbished, and adaptive reuse explores new possibilities, but what happens with public spaces? Small interventions using simple resources and innovative solutions are the perfect way to bring these neglected alleys, plazas, and highways back to life and reincorporate them into the city.

Depending on the context and scale of the project, granting quality spaces to otherwise overlooked places can be challenging. This is why innovative and thoughtful initiatives are highly valued. However, some interventions demonstrate that with simple yet effective adaptations, neglected spaces in cities or neighborhoods can not only be resignified but also re-populated, giving them new life. These gestures bring new opportunities for personal and collective appropriation and new uses of public spaces, encouraging user interactions and exchange.

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