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 text-walkinglanes for all you multi-taskers, enabling communities to build their own plazas and six short-listed public space projects that enrich their communities.
- Community-built public space
- More and more cities are catching on to the idea that public space can be created quickly and cheaply; expensive master plans are becoming a thing of the past. These plaza designs are awesome and community-led initiatives that are improving local public spaces. (via plan your city)
- Life in the text lane
- Antwerp has instituted a new safety measure in the form of “text walking lanes” for pedestrians clued to their phones. While clearly a marketing stunt by a local mobile firm, this may prove to be a necessary public safety measure. (via PSFK)
- Urban Open Space Award
- Every year, the Urban Land Institute gives out the Urban Open Space Award to the public space which best enriches its surrounding communities. This year, six projects have been shortlisted, from which a victor will be named at the ULI fall meeting in October. (via architect magazine)
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