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Nuestro Lugar Productive Public Space and Biciteca Bikeshare, 2013–17

This is a Project. It was designed by Kounkuey Design Initiative and Kounkuey Design Initiative and collaborator: Desert Riderz and Desert Recreation District, North Shore Leadership Committee, with residents of North Shore. It is dated 2013–17.

Nuestro Lugar Productive Public Space is the first and largest symbol of community-driven change for the largely Latino seasonal farmworker community of Eastern Coachella Valley’s North Shore. A barren, 5-acre parcel is transformed into a multi-functional desert garden, offering farmers’ markets, entrepreneurial training, art programs, and a community-designed newspaper. Part of a larger mobility plan for those without reliable means of transportation, the low-cost, low-tech Biciteca bike-share program ensures access to the new public space; bikes are refurbished by local youth at Desert Riderz bike cooperative.

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