The Lidenhof Quarter in Zurich’s Old Town has a medieval feel with narrow passages, squares and fountains. I love the old-world charm I’ve come to expect from European cities, and envy the few who live in contemporary apartments amid beauty and history. Wandering about the Old Town between its many iconic churches, I stumbled on a hidden hilltop park that was a pseudo-spiritual experience. I will let you in on one of Zurich’s best kept secrets.
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:
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.
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.
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 8-bit maps, Ikea neighbourhoods, New York’s 6½th Avenue, and the faces of crime victims in Mexico.
Is this how you think of New York City? Wood walkways, colourful flowers, tall grasses, warm lights? I’m not talking about the High Line, which has become one of the city’s top economic assets, drawing people from around the world to experience New York in a unique way from atop a former elevated railway. Steps away on the west side of the island, Hudson River Park is often overlooked by visitors as a must-see New York attraction.