Yarraville Pop-Up Park

Melbourne, Australia ,2012

Pop-Up Parks! The Yarraville Pop-Up Park in Melbourne, AU is a great example of how a pop-up park can be used to redefine a road into public space. The experiment was introduced in 2012 as a temporary summer event and thanks to a great response of locals year after year, nowadays it is a permanent installation: exclusively for pedestrians year-round! To keep the visitor’s engagement, the space constantly re-invents itself with popular community events, art installations and adjacent pop-up shops (most recently a rotation of small business incubations). Other pop-up park trial initiatives are happening in Melbourne: areas needing improvement are being reinvented via pop up parks and giving space back to pedestrians. The city council assesses how the new space is used to decide if it can be transformed into a permanent feature.

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