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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 an appeal for humane architecture, street chairs of Cairo, a classy flash mob in Spain, and an idea from 19th-century Rome to flood the city on hot summer days.

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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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