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First Parklet of Bologna

Placemaking Event


From 30 September 2020 to 31 May 2021


Bologna (Italy)


13 January 2021



As placemaking activities of A Visionary Place, City Space Architecture implemented a parklet in front of its operational headquarters in the Porto-Saragozza neighbourhood, in order to organise cultural events by promoting community engagement and creating cross-disciplinary learning spaces, engaging an intergenerational audience and different social groups, with special attention to the elderly and young people.  

Despite the many restrictions put in place by the Italian government, CSA managed to organize, design and implement diverse placemaking actions: in the first place, the creation of a parklet, namely a temporary public space replacing three parking spots, aimed at engaging the local community through cultural and artistic activities and small events.

The parklet was created in front of CSA’s operational headquarters. A parklet is a public space, for non-profit purposes and open to all, a new community landmark. It is an instrument of urban regeneration, a space for life, social interaction and sharing. Therefore, it can be used for free for events and initiatives for the neighbourhood.

This parklet is the first-ever parklet built in the city of Bologna.

Other files:


Parklet Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/253106679462131 


If you want to learn more about the parklet and all its cultural and engaging potentials, contact:

Luisa Bravo - luisa.bravo@cityspacearchitecture.org


Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture

Giulia Gualtieri, City Space Architecture

Diverse groups from Port-Saragozza neighbourhood and the city of Bologna, depending on the activities developed on the site, which welcomed about 10 people per activity.