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 examine articles relating to public space and identity.

Public Space and Personal Identity
A look at the relationship between space and personal identity. Does the space shape you or do you shape the space? (Via Urban Times)

Create a Strong Local Sense of Place
A how-to guide for communities to create vibrant and attractive local spaces. The list champions the importance of flagship public spaces, place capital and a few nutty leaders. (Via PPS)

Building Strong Community Through Vivid Public Art
Philly Painting, a neighbourhood beautification project, hopes to transform the once blighted stretch of Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia into a vibrant destination, strengthening the local community, and boosting an economic and cultural environment. (Via NRDC)

Photo by Daniel Stockman from Flickr (cc)

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