public space

Oslo Takes its Streets Back from Terror, with a Song

More than 40,000 people showed up in the rain in a show of defiance against admitted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

Left-wing activists threatened to "derail" the project, arguing it would speed gentrification.

Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

Should Public Trees Bear Fruit?

San Francisco's "Guerilla Grafters" are transforming the city's trees into bootleg fruit producers, much to the chagrin of officials.

How the Occupy Movement Changed Urban Government

In an increasingly globalized world, Occupy Wall Street reinforced the primacy of place.

How to Memorialize the AIDS Crisis

A look at some ideas for a park in New York City.

How Seville Sold Its Citizens on a Massive Galactic Public Sculpture

The formerly despised work is now a central part of the city's urban fabric.

How a Civic Engagement Campaign Saved Ecuador's Biggest City

The revival of Guayaquil offers a powerful model for urban recovery

After Decades of Neglect, Washington Finally Fixes Its Waterfront

A new plan will bring residents to the river's edge for shopping and hanging out

Defining a 'Meaningful' Space

Sometimes just using your eyeballs is the best place to start

A Public Space That Plays With You

A funky exhibit in Istanbul is part of a growing trend of "interactive architecture" that's easy to access

You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

Solving the Public Poop Problem

San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost

The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces

The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

How Occupy Wall Street Is Reinventing Public Space

Sociologist Saskia Sassen on the way the movement is taking over the streets

A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure

Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving