A Public Space is One With NO Fence — Or At Least An Open Gate!

Here at 596 Acres, our goal is to create spaces where communities can come together in PUBLIC, with everyone in the neighborhood. We work with individuals and groups who want to steward these spaces, but our ultimate goal is [...]


Since our goal is to help people organize, we didn’t think it was helpful to show lots that you can’t get to or that are to small to stand in on this map. BUT: These lots are interesting. And [...]

596 Acres: Exportable Tactics!

We ran some Google analytics and noticed that folks all over the world are checking out our site. The green areas are all places that have virtually checked out the Acres. This is great news. Maps and signs and [...]

Who Needs Fences?

At Sunday’s general meeting, we had the pleasure of meeting Claudia Joseph of New York Permaculture Exchange. We were talking about fences, and how communities can work to make their public spaces truly accessible to all the publics near [...]

596 Acres of Reclaimed Parking Lots

We recently ran into a fun blog post from last fall where the author calculates the number of parking lots (“If a parking spot spends most of its time occupied by an empty motor vehicle does that make it [...]

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