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Links Roundup of the Week: Public Space

Posted By Olivia Chen On June 5, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Blog links,New York City | No Comments

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If you live in a city, you know that the apartments are tiny and there isn’t a lot of green. That means you have to rely on the public, open spaces for a little breathing room. We <3 public space because it means we are sharing space, which means we are building a community that cares about its neighborhood. This week, we are looking back on some pretty cool initiatives, and looking forward to something immensely exciting — the OPENING OF THE HIGH LINE ON JUNE 9TH! We absolutely can’t wait, look for coverage next week!

Designspotter [2] ponders how this colorful public seating [3] would change our perception of public space.

Re-nest [4] reminds us that you can rent a bike for free in Downtown New York City [5] all summer long, courtesy of Bike Around Downtown!

The NY Times [6] covers the Bike in Style Challenge [7] sponsored by LVMH, asking students at FIT to design activewear for urban bicyclists.

We’ve rather been enjoying core77 [8]‘s coverage of metropolitan/municipal design, especially London’s Design Museum’s latest exhibition [9] which examines how interventions can be made to enhance the experience of Londoners on public streets.

Yours truly was excited to see that Treehugger [10] supports these NYC block parties. [11]

Core77 [8] features this unusual and thought-provoking eye candy [12] on the High Line.

And, what is this? Curbed [13] reports that Frank Gehry’s design for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards [14] is being ditched and replaced by something simpler. Read the full story at the NY Times [15].

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=32600

[2] Designspotter: http://www.designspotter.com

[3] colorful public seating: http://www.designspotter.com/product/2009/06/Public-Stairs.html

[4] Re-nest: http://www.re-nest.com

[5] you can rent a bike for free in Downtown New York City: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/travel/free-bike-rentals-in-nyc-086034

[6] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com

[7] Bike in Style Challenge: http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/project-bike-lane/

[8] core77: http://www.core77.com

[9] London’s Design Museum’s latest exhibition: http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/metropolitanmunicipal_design_part_3_londons_super_contemporary_designs_13661.asp

[10] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com

[11] NYC block parties.: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/06/nyc-block-party.php

[12] unusual and thought-provoking eye candy: http://www.core77.com/blog/business/mapping_power_using_design_to_get_where_we_want_to_go__13657.asp

[13] Curbed: http://www.curbed.com

[14] Frank Gehry’s design for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards: http://curbed.com/archives/2009/06/04/new_gehryless_barclays_center_revealed.php

[15] full story at the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/nyregion/05gehry.html?_r=1&hp

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