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São Paulo’s Parklets Encourage People to Meet

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a city with millions of vehicles and a lack of parking spaces, São Paulo residents are choosing to do away with even more street parking by creating parklets. Parklets are small areas, usually the space of one or two cars, where benches and tables are placed so city residents can sit and appreciate the metropolis.

“The development of living spaces on the street reinforces the social function of the city space as a meeting place,” states the website for the City of São Paulo. According to government . . .

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