In Chicago, a triangle-shaped block was recently closed for cars and turned into a vibrant plaza and community spot. #AinslieArtsPlaza is part of Make Way for People initiative, a #placemaking initiative which aims to revitalize public spaces, increase #walkability and boost local economy by transforming streets and underutilized places with #lighterquickercheaper tools.
Based on the ideas of community members, the new plaza offers seating, planters and creative lighting. During summer it will host markets, live music and an open-air cinema. Local artist Andrea Jablonski @whackminx created the colorful mural with squares and circles to create distinct spaces to allow for social distanced gatherings.