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Urban potluck

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In an effort to combat community isolation and “fear of the other” Ciudad Emergente the Santiago-based social enterprise that focuses on enhancing public space through tactical urbanism, developed a Malón Urbano or Urban Potluck. The simple idea of sharing a meal with neighbours has created real change at the community level.   Continue reading

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Design for Diversity Manifesto

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Since 2006, OpenCity Projects has showcased how excellent public spaces and urban design help make our cities more beautiful, diverse, sustainable, and inclusive.

We have often looked to Toronto for inspiration. It’s a city of newcomers, where immigration is embraced and where almost 50% of its population have been born outside Canada. Here we’ve seen that when people mix together and integrate well with each other and their spaces everyone can live and grow together, peacefully.

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#NousSommesUnis

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The Eiffel Tower, which dimmed its lights in mourning following Friday’s attacks in Paris, was re-lit in red, white and blue on Monday. Cities from around the world also showed their support for the citizens of Paris by lighting up iconic urban landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Toronto’s CN Tower and the Tokyo Skytree.  Continue reading

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Vietnam’s Vegan House

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The city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, has gained a charming and colorful addition to its peaceful neighborhoods. Keeping in line with other traditional “tube houses” in the area, the Vegan House, formerly a private home, now serves as a cultural center for the community. You can’t miss it, thanks to a striking, multi-level arrangement of colorful shutters on its façade.

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June Events

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Tis the season for outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events.
Here are just a few taking place this month:

Serpentine Pavilion 2015
June 25, 2015 to October 18, 2015
London, UK

100en1Dia Milano
June 27, 2015
Milan, Italy

Open Streets Hamilton
June 28, 2015
Hamilton, Canada

FadFest
June 29 – July 5, 2015
Barcelona, Spain

Photo by from torbakhopper Flickr CC

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June Events

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Tis the season for outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events. Here are just a few taking place this month.
Toronto, Canada
June 25, 2015 to October 18, 2015
London, UK
June 28, 2015
Hamilton, Canada
June 29 – July 5, 2015
Barcelona, Spain

Photo by Guillaume Speurt from Flickr CC

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