The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

*Nominee 

People's Park

Copenhagen

Denmark

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
February 20, 2007
December 14, 2017

A simple and authentic park that has grown organically as new activities and amenities were requested by the park's users.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

In a city so blinded by high design that most of its waterfront is virtually empty of active public destinations, this small, recent addition stands in stark contrast. The charm of PeopleÍs Park lies in its simple authenticity; it has grown organically as new activities requested by the public were gradually added to the existing uses of the site. It is so successful that six more are going to be developed in the near future. Copenhagen should make it a priority to site these new parks next to important civic buildings, such as the Library and the new Opera House, that could showcase themselves to the public to far greater effect if given the opportunity.

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Uses & Activities

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Photo credits, from top: Christine Fisher via PlanPhilly, Grays Ferry Triangles Project via Facebook, Laura Blanchard via Flickr, Geoff Kees Thompson via This Old City, Nidhi Gulati, Nidhi Gulati

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