41 amazing public-space transformations captured by Google Street View

41 amazing public-space transformations captured by Google Street View http://read.bi/1I5zoje via @techinsider

Cities are built for humans.

But if you look at the layout of most of them, it looks like they’re made for cars.

Especially in the world’s most populated places. In São Paulo, Brazil — which boasts more than 10 million residents — a third of the people travel by car, another third takes public transit, and another walks. Yet cars take up a majority of the roads and public spaces.

Seeing that, a Brazilian urban planning collective called Urb-i set out to demonstrate that imbalance and show off examples of more people-friendly design. They scoured Google Street View images to find the most stunning public space transformations from around the world.

The results give us hope that our cities are becoming more beautiful places to live.

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It just doesn’t seem fair. Fortunately, the founders of Urb-i — Carolina Guido, Fernanda Mercês, Rodolfo Macedo, and Yuval Fogelson — have an addiction of their own ...