Weekly Review


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 look at the extraordinary works of Zaha Hadid, teenager-run participatory budgeting in Boston and a split-design commuter tunnel in Amsterdam. 

Zaha Hadid: a life in projects
The sudden passing of Zaha Hadid has shocked the design world. The multiple award winning “star” architect has left her mark on the world through her extraordinary work. Check out her life in projects here.  (via Dezeen)

Infrastructure and inclusive cities
Boston’s Youth Lead the Change initiative is a participatory budgeting programme that draws young people firmly into annual cycles of municipal decision-making. This year, a two-month phase of public crowdsourcing has generated more than 700 ideas. (via Guardian Cities)

Enter the light or dark side
A new bike and pedestrian tunnel in Amsterdam, the Cuyperspassage, carries 15,000 people, daily, from the city center to the waterfront. The light and dark sides of the tunnel separate pedestrians and cyclists to create a safe multi-function corridor. (via Co.Exist)

Photo by ADB from Flickr CC

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