Art in an alley, Austin; source: internet

Alleys as the new alternative

Before looking at particular recommendations for DC’s alleys, I want to continue the post on “Alley Potentials” to go beyond DC and look at other cities and examples.

More images than writing, I hope this post provides some eye candy and inspiration for what these alley spaces and structures can become… inspiration that I am now taking to transform, reintegrate and optimize Washington DC’s alleys- a project I am calling Re-act DC.

Stay tuned for a following post on Re-act DC and specific potentials for Washington’s alleys.


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San Francisco, Living Cities project – landscaping and public space; source: internet

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London, The London mews, wonderful Housing alternatives; source internet

Images above: Vancouver’s Lane houses, housing alternatives and Accessory Dwelling units; source internet.

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Commercial and office space

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Adaptive reuse


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Art and placemaking

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Urban Agriculture

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Public space…

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Temporary + Pop-up structures and events

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One thought on “DC’s Hidden City:: Part 5- Looking ahead

  1. Pingback: DC’s Hidden City: The vision for alleys (part I) | {FAVEL issues}

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