DOT Art presents, “Our Treasures are Within,” a mural painted within a 100-foot pedestrian tunnel at 88th Road and Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose Manor, Queens. Joel Bergner’s brightly colored narrative mural was the finishing touch of the transformation, creating an inviting corridor for pedestrians of all ages. “Our Treasures are Within” celebrates the empowerment of youth. Prior to installation, the artist hosted workshops with students from the neighboring school, St. Gregory the Great School, to develop concepts and designs for the mural. Continue reading
By Jason Neudorf
Do kids belong in the city? The question has long been a divisive one. In Toronto, a city that prides itself on having livable neighbourhoods and a vibrant downtown, the chorus of naysayers has recently gained support from some prominent and at times surprising voices. This past summer the Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday suggested that the downtown was not well suited for families, and that the issue was of no concern to the City.
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 technicolor Chicago intersection, another High Line imitator, youthful advice, and a Canadian update from the ‘complete streets’ movement.