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Amelia Street: DallasPierce

What if the Amelia Street area grew all its own food? By re-imagining the area as the market garden it was in the early 19th century, we can find ways of reinventing the public realm – with the help of residents

We will use models such as ‘Meal for Middlesbrough’. During summer 2007, 1,000 people grew their own fruit and vegetables, culminating in a banquet for 1,500 in Middlesbrough’s main square.

By reintegrating existing features such as the yards, school and park into the public realm, improvements will follow. We will reduce clutter. For example, bin stores can double as planters; lamp posts can double as signage.

We’ll introduce tough native fruit and vegetable plants to use along roads, such as blackberry hedges. Reclaimed setts, cubes and cobbles will extend the yards into the public realm.

We also propose a dinner party for school children and residents, to share produce they have grown and food they have cooked and further debate the design of the public realm.

The pictures of DallasPierce's design proposal are presented as a Flickr slideshow. You can click on an image to see the next in the series or select pictures directly using the thumbnail images below.The copyright of each image rests with the photographer.

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