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Margerl-Grätzelfest

  • Posted on: 27 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

On a sunny sunday, the Grätzelinitiative Margaretenbad celebrated their tenth birthday, an event for
young and old. A temporary street closure transformed the area into an attractive space which
was framed by an interesting culinary, cultural and active mobility supporting  programm.
Besides a wide range out of children's programme you also could find a coffebike, a mobile kitchen on a cargobike or a repair service for your bicycle.

Playstreet in front of school

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

On the 22 of September in front of the Klex-Klusemann School and Kindergarten a
temporary playstreet was implemented in Graz for one day. In the context of the Car-free day
children got the chance to use the street for play. The organisation Fratz Graz accompanied the measure. 
The conclusion of this intervention is that the street in front of the school can be used for a wide range of
activities. Children can enjoy the space for fun activities and thus public space can be used for something else that for parking cars. 

 

Who owns the public space

  • Posted on: 18 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

A public space is a dynamic system and changes every day, so it should be a space to make live worth living.
In the 70is and 80is there was a liberal handling of using the public space but today things are differently. 
Nowadays many times the usage of public space is not free anymore and house rules predominate our everyday lives.
You will find alterations, like privatization of public space, for example Shopping Centers are privat but still open. 
Instead of exluding human beings we should find a right way to share our space.

First 'School Street' in Graz

  • Posted on: 13 September 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

With the beginning of the school year 2017/18, the first school street was introduced in Graz.
The model from Bolzano/IT has served as inspiration for this implementation. In this scheme
children will walk to school instead of being a passenger in their parents’ car.
The transport councillor, Elke Kahr, is already willing to an extension of the model at other schools in the city.

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