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thoughts, ideas + dialogues on urban revitalization, smart growth + neighborhood development
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Pianos In Public Space

Pianos In Public Space | green streets | Scoop.it
People in Tilburg still talk about it. In September 101 pianos popped up in public parks, bus shelters and train stations, outside galleries and markets and even on bridges. The musical instruments were there for everyone to play and enjoy.

“Who plays them and how long they remain is up to each community. Many pianos are personalised and decorated by artists or the local community. ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ disrupts people’s negotiation of their city and invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment.”

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5 Cities, 5 Congestion Solutions

5 Cities, 5 Congestion Solutions | green streets | Scoop.it
Congestion problems are different in every city, as are the solutions.

Here are five cities with five different congestion innovations, each of which has been featured on This Big City in the last two years...

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BMW Guggenheim Lab: A Bold Six-Year Program to Dissect Urban Culture

BMW Guggenheim Lab: A Bold Six-Year Program to Dissect Urban Culture | green streets | Scoop.it

Consistent with BMW's longstanding cultural initiatives, this week launched the New York leg of BMW Guggenheim Lab, an exploration of issues regarding contemporary urban life. The six-year worldwide tour will reach nine cities to encourage international engagement from the public through free programs focused on contemporary urban challenges, all taking place within location-specific semi-permanent structures.

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Bratislava’s Green Square

Bratislava’s Green Square | green streets | Scoop.it
When you think of revitalizing space, paint is perhaps the best option. At least it’s one of the cheapest.

At least it’s one of the cheapest. Here at a bus terminal in Bratislava the urban interventionists of Civic Association and the people of Sadovský Architects have uplifted a bus stop that used to be a very sad place. As long as the government is not doing enough to improve urban conditions, why don’t we do it ourselves? That’s what the initiators thought when they initiated the 1,000 square meters Green Square project.

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Confronting the Urban Mirror

Confronting the Urban Mirror | green streets | Scoop.it
people watch people---which becomes a small-scale human observatory.

Such places are often indicative of safe public environments, including active streets, corners and squares. They are particularly prevalent in cultures where neighbors readily interact, and the seams between public and private are softer than zoning setbacks, while still allowing for a private world.

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