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Water square
Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2013
A once-empty, monotonous square now holds three large rainwater collection ponds which, when the weather is dry, can be used as amphitheatres, basketball and volleyball courts, or skateboarding rinks.
Market porch
Gent (Belgium), 2012
A public porch with a highly representative roof is a venue for the weekly market and large-scale events, while also returning to the historic city centre the dense, complex structure it had lost during the twentieth century.

News

OpenWalls Conference 2014
22/10/2014 - 26/10/2014 | CCCB, Bau, Espai Jove Boca Nord (Barcelona)
The second OpenWalls Conference (OWC), a festival of urban art aiming to bring street art closer to society and to encompass artists, institutions and local residents, will be held this month.

Exhibitions

The “Shared Cities” exhibition opens in the Polish city of Szczecin
16/10/2014 - 26/10/2014 | Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin
The exhibition is one of the events of the Eighth Westival – The Art of Architecture. The title of this year’s Westival is “City, a Public Thing”.

Periscope

City, houses and public spaces
The Italian blog «La cità vista dallo spazio» publishes an article that wonders about the meaning of public space in order to avoid the risk of planning spaces that will be public in name only.
Dismantling public space in Beirut
The journalist Belén Fernández narrates the unfortunate story of Horsh Beirut, the largest park in the Lebanese capital city, closed to the public since the nineties.