While I was reading “Children and City Design” by Mark Francis and Ray Lorenzo, my attention was focused on the importance of accessibility as one of the requirements for better city places. In particular I’ve been impresssed by the Dutch word “woonerf” that literally means “living street” or “shared space”. It is an urban planning strategy to moderate automobile traffic in residential streets and allows cars, bikes and pedestrians to share space. I had heard this concept because last year I lived for six months in a small belgian town called Leuven. In Flanders this method is very common. I remember a special place called Pater Damiaanplein that was invested by a fascinating process of placemaking that involved not only the neighborhood but also scholls close on the square. Before the renewal, each side of this small square was full of parking lots and it was not busy. The common primary intention was to give back the square to pedestrians and to eliminate parking. The community place decorated the zone with benches, trees and also a volleyball court. What characterizes this square are the painted zebra crossing and the decoration on the road pavement. Now this square is full of colors and collective joy, in which young and old people are finally included. During my weekly participatory observation, this time at Via del Cortone I couldn’t see anyone walking or stopping in that little square. I figured it was normal. It’s hard to spend some time in a place surrounded by full parking lots. Also for me has always been a place to cross. I really haven’t been looking around. One of the meaning of ” Cortone” is “wide court” where in the past, “chickens roamed and children played”. It might be a good idea to reclaim this meaning, to restrict the provision of parcking space and to give it back to children or to the elderly. I hope that one day, it will become a place where people will want to stay, to sit, to spend a little time to enjoy the beauty of the city.