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OpenCity Weekly Review

Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from around the world. This week we bring you playful interventions in Toronto’s urban environment, the best and worst public squares around the world, bottom-up Philadelphia street redesigns, and an apartment under a bridge in Berlin.

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Good Energy

Architecture, landscaping and promenades create enjoyable experiences. But it’s the energy that comes from discovery and connection to people and place that leave a lasting impression.

Toronto’s assets, like its energy, may elude the first-time visitor, especially during the winter months. The most special qualities — changing neighbourhoods, mixing cultures, spaces and people — lie under the surface and are best found not by tourists but by the explorer or resident. As a recent resident, I’m noticing changes to the energy of my West Queen West neighbourhood.

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