“The Peoples Parklet” in the city of Cork

On July 24, 2019, in Douglas Street, Cork, The People’s Parklet was officially opened, a space for people to sit, relax and share. The design combines green spaces, benches, parking for bicycles and offers an alternative experience of the city and pavements.

The project was made possible thanks to the request made by the Cork Transport & Mobility Forum (CTMF) to the Cork City Council’s City Centre Placemaking Fund. This parklet is mobile and can be relocated in different areas of the city center.

In Atlantic Cities we highlight this type of initiatives based on the promotion of sustainable urban growth. One of our thematic commissions focuses on sustainable urban development, with La Rochelle Agglomeration being the city in charge of this commission.

Urban sustainability practices are based on the San Sebastian Charter with special focus on building cities that “work”, that is, that are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

We invite other cities to share their actions around sustainable urban growth so that together we shape the future of our cities.