The contribution of food to Urban Space

2010/11/19 § Leave a comment

There is nothing new about food carts.   From their inception in New York as purveyors of fresh oysters, to the hot dog and pretzel vendor, to the halal cart,  to the now ubiquitous food truck, these food stands turn ordinary sidewalks into temporary urban places and greatly add to the street life in given locales.

Continuing the evolution, social media and SMS have entered the fray, helping to create pop-up restaurants, sidewalk cafes and the like.  It’s cool to fantasize about how food and social media can transform our streets on a daily basis.  Our public space will no longer need to be static. It can change and adapt to weather conditions, to people’s habits, and to eating trends.

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