Following the idea of sharing as a tool to create and/or improve human relations we take the extreme measure of removing property over private land. That way we gain several assets:
- Creating better interconnected, human-scale communication system;
- Removing boundaries in a closed society, opening people’s yards to each other: opening people to each other;
- Reducing oil consumption, CO2 emissions. Increasing people’s movement (fighting obesity and proclaiming better way of living).
However taking that measure, we introduce different issues that have to be dealt with.
The complete lack of privacy is not healthy for a society, therefore we provide the option of building rooftop gardens, where one can be by himself, separated from the public space beneath him.
Transforming the space around one’s house reflects on the way one use the house. Now all facades are equally exposed and equally accessible. That brings changes into the house plan and the way organization of the home is made.
Restricting car access also leaves us with a number of empty garages. However that space can be used for different purposes and help the local urban environment and society’s needs. Former garages may be used as:
- Additional housing;
- Providing better services;
- Opening spaces and creating connections between them in denser urban spaces.
On the other hand, restricting car access to neighborhoods in the city leaves us with the issues of interurban communication. For that reason, we preserve the two main roads in the city and the public transport infrastructure. Communication servicing can be expanded to creating parking lots at key spots and car service next to them. Dealing with the issue disabled people and elderly people would have in an entirely pedestrian city, brings us to the conclusion that besides bikes, segways and electric cars can be introduced for common use and transportation within the neighborhood.
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