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
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!
Re-nest  reminds us that you can rent a bike for free in Downtown New York City  all summer long, courtesy of Bike Around Downtown!
We’ve rather been enjoying core77 ‘s coverage of metropolitan/municipal design, especially London’s Design Museum’s latest exhibition  which examines how interventions can be made to enhance the experience of Londoners on public streets.
And, what is this? Curbed  reports that Frank Gehry’s design for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards  is being ditched and replaced by something simpler. Read the full story at the NY Times .
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/links-roundup-of-the-week-public-space/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=32600
 Designspotter: http://www.designspotter.com
 colorful public seating: http://www.designspotter.com/product/2009/06/Public-Stairs.html
 Re-nest: http://www.re-nest.com
 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
 NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com
 Bike in Style Challenge: http://runway.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/project-bike-lane/
 core77: http://www.core77.com
 London’s Design Museum’s latest exhibition: http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/metropolitanmunicipal_design_part_3_londons_super_contemporary_designs_13661.asp
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com
 NYC block parties.: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/06/nyc-block-party.php
 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
 Curbed: http://www.curbed.com
 Frank Gehry’s design for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards: http://curbed.com/archives/2009/06/04/new_gehryless_barclays_center_revealed.php
 full story at the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/nyregion/05gehry.html?_r=1&hp
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