Weekly Review

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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 the importance of community access to waterfronts, going car-free for one month in South Korea and London’s duck lanes.

  • Accessible waterfronts and resilience 
  • For many cities located near or surrounded by water, disaster risk management is a key component of city planning and design. A strict focus on just disaster risk may not be enough to ensure “urban resilience” however which have some looking to greater involvement and input from communities.  (via Next City)
  • Ecomobility Festival in South Korea
  • Ever wonder what a neighbourhood with no cars would be like? After two years of planning, a neighbourhood in the South Korean city of Suwon tried it out for an entire month. The Ecomobility Festival was created to help the neighbourhood see past car-dependence and inspire a greener vision for the entire city. (via FastCO Exist)
  • Duck lanes on the Regents Canal
  • (via Quartz)

Photo by Antonio Ponte from Flickr CC

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