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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 treating cities as start-ups, 7 new park designs from around the world and mapping how Londoners commute.

Treating cities like start-ups
The 158 finalists for the Knight Foundation Cities Challenge show that ideas from the tech world are impacting urban planning in a much deeper way. The idea of tactical urbanism is making streets as nimble as apps through small-scale and achievable interventions. (via Fortune)

How London commutes
An incredibly detailed map by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher at University College London’s Consumer Data Research Centre, uses UK’s 2011 census data to create an almost street-for-street breakdown of how Londoner’s get to and from work. (via City Lab)

7 new parks from around the world
A number of stunning and elaborate park designs have been proposed for cities around the work.  From Manhattan to Seoul, cities will be getting a serious dose of green. (via Forbes)

Photo by Roberto from Flickr CC

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