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 redesign of Paris’ famous public squares, a look at 8 years of people-centered projects and the intersections of people and place in cities. Continue reading
In the Spanish city of Llanera, in the northwestern principality of Asturias, skateboarding is a religion. So much so, in fact, that a collective of skateboarders called the Church Brigade bought a 100-year-old church and converted it into La Iglesia Skate (“Skate Church” in English). The Church Brigade’s indoor skate mecca caught the eye of Madrid-based artist Okuda San Miguel, known for his brand of vibrantly colored, pop cubism-meets-surrealist art. 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 a re-thinking of the world’s fastest growing cities, a history lesson on urban sprawl, and brutalist architecture.
We’re pleased to have a site redesign that highlights our new blog. OpenCity is all about consulting with a range of people to understand how they experience cities. So, our blog is the perfect place to explore great public spaces and how they make our cities better places to live.
Every week we’ll feature new stories, from our network of contributors in major cities like Amsterdam, New York and Toronto, about local experiences and global trends.
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