75 formas verdadeiramente divertidas de tornar a sua cidade mais divertida

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Photo Credit: Paul Krueger

Mike Lanza e Brian Corrigan de “Playborhood” e “Oh Heck Yeah” respectivamente, foram os convidados de um encontro online gratuito que decorreu em Novembro último e organizado pela CommunityMatters®, uma agência dedicada à criatividade e à disseminação de boas ideias boas práticas e soluções inovadoras para as comunidades.

O tema da conversa telefónica com estes dois especialistas foi precisamente as suas teorias e táticas para criar divertimento e agradabilidade em espaços públicos.

“São dois dos criativos de renome e que têm divertimento na cabeça”, refere Caitlyn Horose da CommunityMatters.

Mike Lanza é o autor de Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood into a Place for Play, e está a trabalhar neste momento na criação de uma vizinhança agradável em Menlo Park, California. Também descobriu e escreveu acerca de dezenas de bairros e comunidades em cidades por toda a América do Norte que estão a fazer coisas inovadoras e vibrantes para a vida das crianças, e não só.

Brian Corrigan é um auto-proclamado estratega criativo e o cérebro detrás de Oh Heck Yeah, uma experiencia de “arcade” interativa que se vai desenrolar na baixa de Denver no verão deste ano.

No website da CommunityMatters® foi publicada esta semana a lista de 75 ideias que resultaram desta iniciativa.

Aqui estão elas, 75 formas de tornar a sua cidade mais divertida para as crianças e adultos:

  1. Join the CommunityMatters conference call on play and placemaking 
  2. Turn the subway into a swing set 
  3. Munch people with your eyes
  4. Turn your street into a Play Street 
  5. Let sidewalks be trampolines
  6. Play pong with traffic lights
  7. Transform a set of stairs into a piano
  8. Give pedestrians the keys to your city
  9. Host a hummingbirdman rally
  10. Embed games in public seating
  11. Think more like a roller coaster designer
  12. Rethink the public library as a place for play
  13. Start a citywide festival of play
  14. Challenge people to try alternative transportation
  15. Create a local currency, then turn it into a game
  16. Get all ethereal and make a playground in the air
  17. Install a swing just about anywhere
  18. Make a plan for engaging your community in play
  19. Give everyone on the street a nametag for a day
  20. Turn your laundromat into an art studio
  21. Paste silly thoughtbubbles in your neighborhood
  22. Fix crumbling infrastructure with legos
  23. Make cupcakes for strangers
  24. Transform a bike lane into a video game
  25. Knit your bridge
  26. Create space for sharing compliments among friends
  27. Organize a public play day
  28. Play a massive game, like megasoccer
  29. Try out tiny game, like dum-dum
  30. Turn shopping into a game
  31. Create a playground for adults
  32. Make friends in a ball pit
  33. Create a virtual block party
  34. Turn a parking lane into a mini golf course
  35. Use stickers to brainstorm new ideas
  36. Pretend an urban space is way more wild
  37. Use your smartphone to create a scavenger hunt wherever you are
  38. Have more fun with bike paths. Can you say “Whoopdeedoo?
  39. Install playful public seating
  40. Make your sidewalk sound like the ocean (or a farm)
  41. Replace stairs with slides
  42. Experiment with shadows
  43. Stop littering with a fun trashcan
  44. Play games with found bottlecaps
  45. Transform bus stops into swingsets
  46. Imagine a more playful playground
  47. Use a public fountain as a pool
  48. Pledge to be more playful
  49. Start a DIY neighborhood summer camp
  50. Share toys at a neighborhood gathering place
  51. Play trash bin basketball
  52. Build your own cardboard arcade
  53. Reimagine bus stops
  54. Turn your neighborhood into an art project
  55. Organize a playground tour
  56. Increase access to play
  57. Make your city a Playful City USA
  58. Create a neighborhood golf course with help from a smartphone
  59. Have fun with secret spaces
  60. Paint those ugly utility boxes
  61. Build a pop-up playground
  62. Cause scenes with a prank collective inspired by Improv Everywhere
  63. Add color to crosswalks
  64. Soften your sidewalk
  65. Rethink building facades
  66. Install creative bike parking
  67. Find a new use for that old phone booth
  68. What’s more fun than a colorful piazza?
  69. Paint a bridge like it is built with legos
  70. Upgrade a chain-link fence
  71. Write memories of childhood play all over your street
  72. Create a pop-up play shop
  73. Organize a street party
  74. Add some life to your parking meters
  75. Drats! We need one more idea to get to #75. Help us out by sharing your thoughts in the comments below!

Alguns exemplos:

#2: Turn the subway into a swing set

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Photo credit: Audrey Penven

 

#25: Knit your bridge

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Photo credit: flickr user Mr. T in DC

 

#32: Make friends in a ball pit

#38: Have more fun with bike paths

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Photo credit: Paul Krueger

 

#52: Build your own cardboard arcade

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After 20 years of Journalism and Media Professional, I'm dedicated since 2008 to new projects related with Innovation and Technology. Consultant of many municipalities to the Smart Cities theme and Tourism sector based on the newest technologies and communication tools.

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