La Ramblas, Barcelona and Kings Cross (Part One)

Bringing Potential To Kings Cross

Last night I went for dinner in Surry Hills (about 10 minutes from Kings Cross) and sat with a friend talking about what kind of changes need to happen in Kings Cross in order to diversify the area, reducing the risk of drug and alcohol fuelled violence.  We started talking about what kinds of places would have similar issues and what their solutions have been. One place in particular came to mind. La Ramblas, Barcelona in Spain.

So many similarities exist between to two, aside from the two both having large fountains used commonly for meeting points, the main similarity is that they are both central hubs for entertainment and nightlife.

Here at Bringing Potential to Kings Cross, we are trying to enlist a change of culture and attitude towards the Cross. Making it, ultimately, a safer place to travel to, but also creating a diverse range of public space…

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