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 Pokémon Go and the new urban experience, Barcelona’s super-blocks and the pedestrianization of a famous London Street. Continue reading
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 Norman Foster’s take on urban planning and emerging economies, murals that appear when it rains and overhauling the Champs Elysées with fewer cars. Continue reading
I have always loved shutting down the streets in Toronto’s Kensington Market to cars for the final Sunday of every month from May through October. The streets flood with people and performers. It is obvious this is something desperately wanted by many, and some local businesses boom when it happens.
For years I, and many others, have been frustrated that we cannot shut these streets and others around the city to cars on a more regular, if not, permanent basis. I have written about this frustration in the past. It had never occurred to me that there could be a serious downside to creating a permanent no-car zone in a place like Kensington.