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OpenCity Weekly Review

14220746316_3218176f12_zHere’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the controversial gentrification of San Francisco’s Mission District, creating temporary community spaces with instant playgrounds and creating a new experience while waiting for the crosswalk.  Continue reading

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Who cares about the ‘burbs?

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Do the suburbs really matter? If you happen to live there, the answer is an obvious yes. But if you live in a more downtown neighbourhood, replete with parks and pedestrians, coffee houses and kitchen libraries, is there any reason to care what goes on “out there?” There are, of course, many reasons. Let me outline three of them. Continue reading

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