OpenCity Weekly Review

6076403035_6ab92eb8a1_bHere’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 Summer Streets Festival in NYC, spider play in Dusseldorf and the power of a good paint job in Sao Paulo.

  • Summer Streets
  • Seven miles if car-free streets in New York. For the third straight year, New York’s department of transportation will open up Park Avenue and Lafayette Street for thousands of pedestrians and cyclists.  (via untapped cities)
  • Spider-Play
  • At the K21 Staedenhaus museum in Dusseldorf, Germany, artist Tomas Saraceno has installed a 27 000 square foot mesh of netting six storeys above the main foyer, allowing visitors to relax or tread on air above their fellow exhibit-goers. (Via Wired)
  • It Just Needs a Coat of Paint
  • In Sao Paolo’s most notorious slum, Heliopolis, a slap of paint transformed a dirty and dense neighbourhood into a riotous community of civic-minded colour. (Via polis)

Photo by NYC DOT from Flickr (CC)

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