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Winter Programming: More than Ice Rinks

Over at the PPS blog Making Spaces, Ethan Kent has a nice post up about Ljubljana, Slovenia’s successful efforts to create vibrant public spaces in the cold winter. Says Ethan:

Temperatures average below freezing during the darkest month of the year in Slovenia.  However, the country’s public spaces are overflowing thanks to a government program called “Happy December,” designed to infuse life into downtowns.

The best picture may be that of the main central park/square in the city, which is filled with people gathered for an outdoor concert. It would be nice to see a few outdoor winter concerts pop up in the States.

Incidentally, a big one is happening today, in Washington, D.C., as part of inauguration festivities. (We’ll try to update and show some pictures from that event in front of the Lincoln Memorial and reflecting pool.)

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