How the Parc de la Villette Kickstarted a New Era for Urban Design

“Indeed, a growing consensus, evident in myriad academic papers and work like the Reimagining the Civic Commons project (supported by Knight Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation,) sees the public park as a vital space for cross-cultural, inter-neighborhood contact in the increasingly digital and segregated city. Encouraged human interaction is, it seems, what makes a good park in the 21st century—even beyond Paris.”

ArchDaily highlights Reimagining the Civic Commons in its article on the renewed worldwide interest in parks and public spaces for social interaction.