• In the UK, a giant mechanical elephant prepares to thrill the streets of Liverpool [Guardian]
  • Bus bans at malls in Illinois are a reminder that true public space is precious and scarce [Illinoize]
  • An astro-turf-covered square becomes a busy impromptu park in Maryland, despite a designed park nearby! [The Dirt]
  • Don’t live near a farmers market?  Start your own! [Tips from the University of Florida, via Ecollo
  • Cities and towns are turning abandoned big box stores into community centers, charter schools and senior centers [USA Today]

Places in the News: September 2, 2008 was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Robin Lester
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