Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we examine stories about POPS in Toronto, redesigning a dangerous street into a user-friendly space and the first city to pave their streets in recycled plastic.
- Turning the Queen’s Quay into a People-friendly Boulevard
- They may have finally got it right. Plans to redevelop the Queen’s Quay into a safe waterfront boulevard put forth by Waterfront Toronto and West 8 is breaking ground. (Via Planetizen)
- Parkettes, Plazas and Walkways – Accessing Toronto’s POPS
- The tricky business of creating awareness of Toronto’s privately owned public spaces and making them accessible to the public. (Via Toronto Star)
- Streets Paved with Recycled Plastic. No, really.
- Vancouver paves their streets with recycled plastic as one measure to ensure their status as the greenest city by 2020. (Via Inhabitat)
Photo by Phil Whitehouse from Flickr (cc)