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 Mexican neighbourhood that finds itself inside a giant mural, transforming Vancouver’s “dead” zones and how women are reclaiming their right to public space in Delhi.
- From “dead” zones to hot spots
- Parking lots, construction sites and empty plazas make up some of Vancouver’s “dead” zones. However the city’s Downtown Business Improvement Association is taking a stand against these inactive sites by injecting a bit of life and people to them through placemaking strategies. (via Vancouver 24hrs)
- In living colour
- A hillside neighbourhood in Mexico has received a full-colour treatment along the facades of 200 homes. Germen Crew has spent months prepping walls and splashing designs in the hillside district of Las Palmitas, creating an epic “macromural”. (via CityLab)
- Reclaiming public space in Delhi
- In the wake of urban redevelopment in India, opportunities in work, leisure and relationships have opened up. However women have to fight to reclaim their right to use and enjoy public space freely. (via The Conversation)
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