Open Space

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April 10, 2018

Tech startup SafetyCulture moved from San Francisco to Kansas City, Mo., last year. The company, a maker of a workplace safety app, set up modern offices in a massive revamped middle school on the city’s west side.

November 28, 2017

In recent decades, once-struggling cities have been reimagining themselves by evolving from 20th-century-style manufacturing centers to 21st-century hubs of commerce and culture. While each city realizes its own evolution in its own way, one important ingredient of these transformations is... read more

October 27, 2017

How can play areas in cities open up new ways to interact with and experience space?

This was the question that prompted Mexico City's Laboratorio para la Ciudad to host the "Urban Toys" competition, seeking architectural proposals for temporary urban interventions that will reactivate... read more

August 03, 2017

Smart cities might are often defined by technology like autonomous vehicles, IoT and sensors, but cities can smarten up in some low-tech ways, too. Here are some ideas that cities can pursue to enhance quality of life and connectivity for citizens - without a wireless signal or camera sensor.... read more

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August 10, 2016

Every city seems to want more parks. And, when real estate is at a premium and park land is scarce, officials often develop parks in very strange places.

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