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OpenCity Weekly Review

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 curiously iconic city foods, a history of wearing masks in public, and a prescription for undoing decades of bad zoning.

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OpenCity Weekly Review

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 a 30 foot long lunch table set in the middle of Vancouver streets, how public transportation is leaving people with disabilities behind, virtual murals on real buildings, and the question: is the smartphone bad for public space?

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Art or Bike Parking?

Planned art installation? Spontaneous intervention? New bike parking? We’re not sure what the inspiration was for these bikes playfully hanging from a tree in Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park but it definitely got our attention. We love these unexpected and creative changes to our public spaces that make them more enjoyable experiences. Let us know if you saw this over the weekend and bonus points if you can tell us why the bikes were in the tree.

photo by Melissa Daniels

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Join the OpenCity blog team

Our blog has grown quickly since our 2011 launch and we’re looking for new contributors to cover urban experience in Toronto and cities around the world.

We have some great opportunities to get involved:

Contributors
We are open to like-minded urban enthusiasts from a range of backgrounds. You don’t have to be a journalist but strong writing and photography is key. Contributors will be expected to produce one article per month at minimum.

Internships
We take on graduate students in journalism, urban design programs and marketing/social media programs. This is a great learning experience, with a flexible schedule, if you’re interested in blogging, editing, web site management and content promotion.

Contact us to learn more these roles. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in working with OpenCity.

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