OpenCity Projects added several new contributors to the roster this year and we are proud to announce that three of our top five were produced by them! Congratulations team on your outstanding articles on public space.
Sidewalks figure centrally in our experience and conception of a city. Jane Jacobs began her influential Death and Life of Great American Cities with a look at sidewalks. My work this summer has taken me to all corners of the city of Toronto, and in so doing has shown me the many forms sidewalks can take. (Read more)
Nuit Blanche is an annual dusk til dawn contemporary art celebration in Toronto, Canada. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event and featured over 100 projects. The event featured curated and independent projects that utilized light, sound and mixed media to transform Toronto’s urban landscape for one evening. (Read more)
On Jun. 12, 2015, the city of Victoria introduced a parklet pilot project in its downtown core. Billed as an “urban oasis,” the temporary public space spans the length of two parallel parking stalls, offering pedestrians a barrier-free space to enjoy downtown life. (Read more)
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 stories about transforming parking spots to bike lanes, re-designing cities for the elderly and creating spaces for peace, dialogue and coexistence. (Read more)