Design for Diversity Manifesto

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Since 2006, OpenCity Projects has showcased how excellent public spaces and urban design help make our cities more beautiful, diverse, sustainable, and inclusive.

We have often looked to Toronto for inspiration. It’s a city of newcomers, where immigration is embraced and where almost 50% of its population have been born outside Canada. Here we’ve seen that when people mix together and integrate well with each other and their spaces everyone can live and grow together, peacefully.

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Weekly Review

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Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, 6 cities that transformed their highways into urban parks and 20 must-see December events in the Big Apple.  Continue reading…

Flatiron Sky-Line

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Entitled Flatiron Sky-Line, a series of ten large contiguous arches come alive with the addition of suspended hammocks, lined in LED lights inside the white powder-coated steel tubes. The hammocks are situated in clear view of the historic Flatiron Building and Empire State Building, and in between Madison Square Park and Eataly. Continue reading…