The term urban park commonly conjures images of Hyde Park, Central Park or Stanley Park. Yet this neglects the importance and role of smaller 'pocket' parks. These smaller parks are often more convenient to use and can easily provide the children's facilities or sun bathing spot we demand. This is where urban acupuncture plays a part. The concept of urban acupuncture focuses on smaller design interventions in the urban fabric, in lieu of major urban redevelopment proposals. This could take the form of de-cluttering a sidewalk or providing allotments on a disused green space. It focuses more on the everyday spaces that could be improved by simple design solutions and community interest.
|The disused rail line in Kitsilano, Vancouver|