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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 a look at the wonderful works of Frei Otto, 25 women who are rocking the street art scene and Moscow reconnects with its river.

  • The iconic buildings of Frei Otto
  • German architect Frei Otto, who died on Monday aged 89, has been named the 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate.  Dezeen showcases the iconic works of this innovative architect who was known for his use of tensile and membrane architecture. Notable works include the German pavilion for the 1967 World Expo and the roofing for main sports facilities in the Munich Olympic Park. (via dezeen)
  • 10 female street artists
  • Streetart has become a global phenomenon that transforms the public realm from drab to inspiring (or at least in theory). While we know a lot of male street artists by name,  the female artists are bit more obscure. Here is a list of 24 women rocking the street art world. (via Huffington Post)
  • Moscow reconnects with its river
  • Moscow’s rimean Embankment, known locally as Krymskaya Naberezhnaya, was pedestrianized over a year ago. A roadway and parking spaces were replaced with a quay, fountains, sun loungers, bike rental facilities and a boardwalk. (via CityScope)

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