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 graffiti from Greece, story time with strangers in New York and streets going car free in Singapore.

Graffiti in Greece reflects anger about recent bailout

Greece is facing a historical disaster and some have taken a quiet yet bold and defiant stance, using enormous pieces of street art to vent their frustration with the EU and Greek government. (via Mashable)

Story time with subway strangers

One New York transplant documents reading riders on social media—and finds community in the process. (via Citylab)

More streets are going car free in Singapore

More streets are set to go car-free and be turned into temporary public spaces in a new initiative launched by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). The project will provide seed funding of up to S$5,000 and support for innovative and creative proposals. (via Channel NewsAsia)

Photo by Rene Passet Flickr CC

Richelle Sibolboro is Managing Editor of OpenCity Projects

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