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Weekly Review


Here’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 importance of putting pedestrians at the centre of urban design,  encouraging kids to be silly and bridging the gap to good design by using a city’s elevated infrastructure to create great public spaces.

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August Events

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August is the month for open streets and general pedestrian domination. Here are just some of the events taking place this month.

August 9, 2015
Culver City, CA USA

Summer Streets
August 1, 8, 15, 2015
New York, NY USA

ParaPan Am Games
August 7 – 16, 2015
Toronto, ON Canada

OpenStreets TO
August 16, 2015
Toronto, ON Canada

June 20 – September 13, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada

Piso Piloto
June 4 – October 25, 2015
Barcelona & Medellin

Photo by Pawel Pacholec from Flickr CC

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Making Connections at Richmond Street West

By Jake Tobin Garrett

401 Richmond in downtown Toronto is an adaptive reuse of an old tin factory into a hub of artist studios and galleries. Located at the corner of Spadina Ave and Richmond St West, this huge brick building extends its exterior, dotted with old loading docks, one entire full block east to Peter St. Up until just a few months ago, however, the south side of this stretch of road had no sidewalk. In order to walk east, you had to cross the street and use the thin strip of sidewalk there.

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