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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 high-tech streets, a new way to engage with Philadelphia’s least heard residents and typographic manspreading on London’s tube. 

High-tech streets
Transportation for America (T4A) and Sidewalk Labs will work together develop “connected streets.” The organizations will partner with local governments in more than 70 U.S. cities to use data and technology to reduce congestion and develop more high-tech and multimodal streets. (via NextCity)

Be Heard Philly
In Philadelphia, a new effort from Temple University’s Institute for Survey Research is trying to take an all-of-the-above approach to polling city residents. BeHeardPhilly is combining traditional phone polls with community outreach and online and text message-based surveys. (via fivethirtyeight)

Typographic manspreading 
The London Underground’s iconic typeface gets a redesign for the first time since 1979. (via FastCo Design)

Photo by Naparazzi from Flickr CC

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