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 amazing civic innovations to make more inclusive cities, how building bike infrastructure will increase ridership and unexpected spaces in Milan. Continue reading
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 pedestrian scrambles in Santa Monica, getting paid to bike to work in Milan and feeling lonely in the city. Continue reading
Tis the season for outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events.
Here are just a few taking place this month:
Serpentine Pavilion 2015
June 25, 2015 to October 18, 2015
June 27, 2015
Open Streets Hamilton
June 28, 2015
June 29 – July 5, 2015
Photo by from torbakhopper Flickr CC
MINDCRAFT is an exhibition that presents a new selection of the best Danish craft and
design which was held during the Milan Design Week. The exhibition features fourteen new
works by nineteen of Denmark’s leading designers and craftspeople. Curated by the Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi and is shown in a spectacular historical venue in
Brera in the centre of Milan.
Behind the wooden walls of Austria’s national pavilion, a team led by architect Klaus K Loenhart has planted enough trees to provide a source of oxygen for up to 1,800 people. Entitled Breathe, the Austrian pavilion was designed to highlight the importance of oxygen and cooling air to the environment, as well as to promote the country’s approach to managing sustainable forests. Continue reading
Festivals and events have always been a great way to attract people to public spaces and create a vibrant and social atmosphere. An important consideration that is sometimes overlooked is how they can be creatively or appropriately integrated into their physical surroundings. A noteworthy example that illustrates this potential is a temporary farmer’s market at the Sforzesco Castle in Milan.
One of the greatest threats to Milan’s urban fabric is the increasing presence of abandoned property. Plagued by these unused and degrading spaces, the city is filled with environments that offer no value to their communities. However, these properties also have great potential, presenting the opportunity for regeneration. Continue reading
The Colonne di San Lorenzo is a Roman ruin in Milan, Italy. Located in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, it is a place of gathering and impromptu exhibitions.
The plaza hosted several dozen red shoes (both painted and patent) in long rows extending the length of the square. The static soles ranged from pumps to sneakers offering the once fashionable items a final platform on the sidewalk.