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An Ode to Alleys and Provocation for Creative Placemaking

Zachary Slobig

Alleys have widely varied uses—they are raw places waiting for locals to use them in the ways that make the most sense. From the street art of alleys in San Francisco's Mission District, to the tiny stoops and hidden gardens of Beijing's hutongs, the creatively purposed alleyway is often one of the most exciting places in a neighborhood. Check out this post from SPUR and tell us what cool stuff is going on in the alleys of your town.

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