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 floating food islands, sketching the art of the New York subway system and the future of Pershing Square in downtown LA.
Floating food islands are coming
Swale is a “a collaborative floating food project” serving New Yorker’s with free and fresh produce. Built on an 80-foot floating platform, Swale is an edible forest that drifts along New York City’s waterways and docking at ports to allow people to harvest their own food. The project will launch in June. (via CityLab)
Pershing Square re-design
Pershing Square is a sun-drenched, sparsely-used public park in downtown LA and it is finally getting a re-design. Fred Kent of Projects for Public Spaces outlines ways to make it a truly great public space by ensuring it is inclusive, flexible and accessible. (via LA Times)
Sketching the New York subway system
Philip Ashforth Coppola is an artist who is currently in his 38th year of an incredible journey to document the amazing underground art of the New York City subway system. CHeck out the video here. (via Laughing Squid)
Photo by from Bryan Ungard Flickr CC