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 Beijing during Chinese New Year, writing love letters to your park and maverick architects of Britain.
Beijing’s mass exodus
With a population over 21 million, tranquility is hard to find in Beijing. Except, as it turns out, on the eve of the Lunar New Year. An estimated 15 million people, mostly migrant workers, left China’s capital city over the past two weeks to go back to their hometowns in time to celebrate the holiday with family.(via City Lab)
Send your park a love letter
With Valentine’s Day just a couple days away, love is in the air and the fine folks at Park People want to remind you of an overlooked lover: your local park. This weekend take a moment and share your love for your favourite park. (via Park People)
Wanted: maverick architects
The exhibition Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture is on show at London’s Royal Academy. Curator Owen Hopkins presents an alternative history of British architecture that focuses on the frequently controversial and often radical work of architects. (via Dezeen)
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