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 the redesign of Paris’ famous public squares, a look at 8 years of people-centered projects and the intersections of people and place in cities.
Designing Paris’ central squares
Last year, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo promised to makeover seven major Parisian squares. This March, following a public consultation, Paris City Hall came up with the goods, providing detailed plans that will transform these famous, beautiful spaces in the period between now and 2020.(via CityLab)
8 years of social and urban projects
In the past eight years the world has seen important changes – stemming from natural catastrophes, global warming, war, diseases, political and economic crisis among other things – all of which have a direct impact on the way we inhabit our planet and therefore how architects and planners are managing context-related designs for community living.(via Arch Daily)
People and place
Urban planner, founder of the Center for the Living City, Roberta Brandes Gratz discusses the important intersection of people and place in cities. (via wnyc)
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