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 an easier way to get some reading in on your commute, streets as critical public space and transforming iconic landmarks in Europe.
Books on the L
Commuters riding on Chicago’s L train will be able to pass the time by hunkering down with a good book. The “Books on the L” lending project is hosted by Chicago Ideas week and debuted in 2014. (via Smithsonian mag)
Streets as places
Project for Public Spaces has advocated for the idea that streets are more than just a means of mobility. Streets themselves are critical public spaces that can lend richness to the social, civic, and economic fabric of our communities. PPS’ Streets as Places resource page provides tools and principles to help realise this idea in communities. (via PPS)
London-based photographer Rich McCor is transforming iconic tourist landmarks across Europe with some simple cut-outs. This photo series is guaranteed to make you smile. (via Laughing Squid)
Photo by New York Public Radio Flickr CC