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Some news from around…

  • Two different ways to design and program public space: 1) “Street Pianos” are coming to New York, and will be prominently placed in a number of parks. The pianos have been successful in London, São Paulo and other cities. (Village Voice); and 2) from Toronto, color and art comes in the form of painted “nature-inspired picnic tables” in 27 parks throughout the downtown core.
  • Massive redevelopment planned for Washington D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront. Parks and piers will feature prominently. (Washington Post)
  • The Urbanophile brings us this fabulous tour of St. Louis which highlights Gateway Arch and CityGarden.
  • Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square continues to suffer from underfunding. According to the Inquirer, New York’s four acre Bryant Park raises $8 million each year, while 6 acre Rittenhouse square “gets by on a $410,000 operating budget.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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