14 Urban Space Ideas That All Cities Should Think About

    14 Urban Space Ideas That All Cities Should Think About

    14 Urban Space Ideas That All Cities Should Think About
    Greg
    6:20 PM EDT, October 31, 2023, updated: 6:35 PM EDT, November 1, 2023

    According to statistics, we spend more and more time outdoors. It becomes increasingly important then to make the streets of towns and cities more comfortable and original. Unusual benches, smart street lights, funny garbage cans and many other items can make us feel so much better.

    The 14 urban space ideas we have collected below turned grey and monotonous places into somewhere nice to live. Some designs are simply speaking ingenious. Others inspire the passers-by to engage in environmentally friendly projects.

    #1 Smart street lamp

    Facebook/HQ Architects
    Facebook/HQ Architects

    This lamp begins to bloom the moment you stand underneath. Such innovation is bound to make your day a better one instantly.

    #2 A solution to feed stray dogs

    Facebook/Wancleia Soares
    Facebook/Wancleia Soares

    Wancleia Soares came up with a solution that addresses the issue of feeding stray dogs. The plastic tube is long enough to feed a few dogs at a time. The top lid removes easily to refill the tube with food and the whole thing can be easily attached to a tree or a street lamp post.

    #3 A solar tree to charge your phone

    vtree_solar / instagram
    vtree_solar / instagram

    Such trees are bound to catch on in the near future. They look futuristic on one hand and on the other they will let passers-by charge their mobile devices.

    #4 Play a game while waiting for the green light

    reddit.com
    reddit.com

    There is no way you will get bored waiting for the light to switch. You can play against a stranger standing on the other side of the street. Well, the only problem is that you might forget to cross the street…

    #5 A slide instead of steps

    rebrn.com
    rebrn.com

    It looks fun and it definitely works when you are in a hurry. Especially when you wearing high-heels and you don’t want to run down the steps.

    #6 Colorful bird houses

    thomasdambo / instagram
    thomasdambo / instagram

    A Danish designer came up with bird houses that match the architecture of the city. This is how humans and animals can live in perfect harmony.

    #7 A mobile cashpoint

    reddit.com
    reddit.com

    Although I am sure that this could help in a number of situations, I am not so sure about the legal status of the idea…

    #8 A block for a jumper

    jr / instagram
    jr / instagram

    A gigantic athlete jumps over a tall apartment block. This installation was built before the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro.

    #9 A duck-walk

    reddit.com
    reddit.com

    If there are lots of ducks in your town, this is the solution for you. Though the animals might not observe the law at all times, the cyclists and pedestrians are bound to be much more careful.

    #10 A fully furnished bus stop

    imgur.com
    imgur.com

    A person of unknown identity furnished a bus stop in Norway so that anyone waiting there felt at home. If you have to wait long, there are even books for you to kill the time.

    #11 Forest animals looking after your bike

    imgur.com
    imgur.com

    Such place to leave your bike makes you feel you are somewhere magical…

    #12 A billboard turned into a swing

    didierfaustino.com
    didierfaustino.com

    A fantastic idea for anyone who doesn’t know what to do with an old billboard.

    #13 A shark bench

    Believe it or not, this is just bench at a bus stop in Thailand.

    #14 A nap in the city? Why not!

    perki85 / instagram
    perki85 / instagram

    No matter where you are, hammocks make it feel so much cozier. You can talk to the person next to you or just enjoy a moment of silence.

    There is enough room for six people! Isn’t it a wonderful idea for a meeting place?

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