Goodbye, corridor streets. Hello, deautox cities

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April 18, 2022 / IGLUU for igloo

Imagine that you buy a new freezer and since you don’t have room in your kitchen you decide to ‘park’ it in front of your door. It wouldn’t even cross your mind, would it? So why do you do the same thing when you buy a car and you don’t have a parking space?

The anecdote of the freezer has become one of the classic resources among architects and urban planners when explaining the concept garage street. Because that is what most of the streets, avenues and squares of our cities have become.

Achieve more ‘livable’ cities in which not only drivers and pedestrians are thought of, but also people who, in addition to stopping to walk from one place to another, use the street for more things (playing, walking, chat…) is what the new movements that try to deautoxify the city are looking for.

The objective of these is to salonify the cities. Turn them into peaceful places, designed for coexistence and good vibes and put an end to hallway streets. Antón Prieto collects some examples of cities in the process of deautoxification.

Imagine that you buy a new freezer and since you don’t have room in your kitchen you decide to ‘park’ it in front of your door. It wouldn’t even cross your mind, would it? So why do you do the same thing when you buy a car and you don’t have a parking space?

The anecdote of the freezer has become one of the classic resources among architects and urban planners when explaining the concept garage street. Because that is what most of the streets, avenues and squares of our cities have become.

Achieve more ‘livable’ cities in which not only drivers and pedestrians are thought of, but also people who, in addition to stopping to walk from one place to another, use the street for more things (playing, walking, chat…) is what the new movements that try to deautoxify the city are looking for.

The objective of these is to salonify the cities. Turn them into peaceful places, designed for coexistence and good vibes and put an end to hallway streets. Antón Prieto collects some examples of cities in the process of deautoxification.