Global goals. Local solutions.
New York Mayor de Blasio is trying to bring some law and order to the “Crossroads of the World,” Politico New York reports.
A downtown street will be reconfigured as a plaza-like setting to better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, Global Construction Review reports.
A Cairo-based design lab says the city should make greater use of the public spaces in its secluded alleyways, UrbanAfrica.net reports.
A book to be released in May highlights the placemaking role of ubiquitous street chairs in Cairo, The Pop-Up City reports.
The space will be part of a cultural village that is one of the city’s main tourist attractions, Global Construction Review reports.
Inspired by New York’s High Line, the 11th Street Bridge Project would connect Washington, D. C.’s downtown with an African-American neighborhood left out of the city’s boom, Governing reports.
The plan would turn the historic indoor stadium into a one-of-a-kind civic space, CultureMap Houston reports.
The French Alps city is the first in Europe to forego advertising revenue from billboards to create more downtown space for trees and community bulletin boards, France 24 reports.
Partial street closures on Sunday mornings in Mumbai are a response to a sharp increase in car ownership that’s putting the squeeze on pedestrians, The City Fix reports.
Klyde Warren Park in Dallas wins recognition from the Urban Land Institute as a central gathering spot and green oasis in a city known for skyscrapers and sprawl.
The four proposals for Washington, D. C.’s version of the High Line feature stirring designs and space for markets, events and recreation, Urbanful reports.
Local artists in Montréal have transformed discarded containers into inviting, open-air public seating areas, The Pop-Up City reports.
The half-mile long pedestrian walkway would be built along a major thoroughfare that slices through Seoul’s central business district, the Wall Street Journal reports.