What’s Shady Lanes got to do with Urban Design?

Re-engaging residents with their streetscapes gradually changes the way people view the streets makes them more open to advocacy about alternatives to the status quo.

Spending time in this place doing “slow gardening” means you notice more and have time to contemplate the possibilities.

It moves the focus onto the shared street and away from individual houses and encourages questions like “what sort of streets to do we want?”

Advocates for sustainable urban design can spread their messages in conversations with passing pedestrians and in their verge garden stories on this website.

Urban design organisations and groups can collaborate with Shady Lanes to use this as a means to raise their profile and spread their message. See more on collaborations here