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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 before and after pictures of Hurricane Katrina 10 years later, MAD Architects new futuristic housing proposal for LA and the world’s largest outdoor mural.Hurricane Katrina: Then and now
Photographer Mario Tama revisits areas of Louisiana that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The photographic essay consists of 18 images that chronicle before and after images of the city. (via CNN)

Vertical Village
Chinese firm MAD Architects has proposed a futuristic housing scheme for LA that features sculptural towers wrapped in gardens and connected by sky bridges. Entitled “Cloud Corridor”, the conceptual design calls for nine residential towers that would rise from a single podium. (via Dezeen)

World’s largest outdoor mural
French artists Ella & Pitr recently completed the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Norway that’s so large it dwarfs the shipping containers, cars, and trucks around it. The enormous mural was painted atop the Block Berge Bygg construction company’s 21,000-square meter (5.2-acre) roof and was created for the 15th annual NuArt street art festival. (via Inhabitat)

Photo by Azhar Elmiza Flickr CC

 Richelle Sibolboro is Managing Editor of OpenCity Projects
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