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Extreme adaptive reuse: from Death Strip to public karaoke venue

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Sitting on the cold stones of Mauerpark’s amphitheatre, people can really surprise you. A small, timid-looking woman is called to take the stage, and as she hesitantly takes her mic and awaits her introduction, you become anxious for her. She begins her song hesitantly, laughing nervously when she misses a line in the first verse. But by the time she reaches the main chorus, she’s found her feet. She’s singing her heart out and has already won over the cheering crowd. Continue reading

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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 innovative urban libraries from around Europe, user-created public spaces in Hong Kong, sustainable cooling systems in Stockholm, and New York City street furniture that encourages dialogue.

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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.

  • Backyard For Rent
  • If you live in New York City the High Line and Central Park are no longer your only options to access green space in the core. A once vacant lot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan has now been transformed into a backyard and can be yours for only $50 an hour. (via Gothamist) Continue reading
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