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In Photos: ‘Dynamic’ Public Art Gets Montreal Dancing

Winning Montreal Museum of Fine Arts competition to develop a pedestrian street outside its entrance, Canadian architect Jean Verville's public art installation has visitors moving and grooving.
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Beyond Graffiti: Street Art for a Cause

Artists, communities and local governments are coming together to increase awareness and solve social problems through street art - once the hallmark of crime and vandalism.
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Art & the City’s Costly Affair: Quantifying Gentrification

By spatially analyzing data gleaned from photo-sharing site Flickr and mapping it alongside property prices in London, researchers have been able to confirm the link between the presence of art and increased living costs.
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Public Toilets Face an Uncertain Future in Big Cities

Many cities have eliminated maintenance costs for public toilets from their budgets, shutting them down or leaving them to fall into disarray. Meanwhile, others are paying their citizens to desist from open defecation, while a handful of entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunities afforded by the unavoidable call of nature.
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Video: Visualizing 6000 Years of Urbanization

Using data recently compiled and released by a Yale University research team, Metrocosm has produced a historical visualization of urbanization since the establishment of the world's first city in 3700 B.C.
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New Delhi Reveals Van Gogh Rickshaw to Promote Women’s Safety

The crowdfunded project to use India's abundant auto-rickshaws as platforms for activating change started in Mumbai vehicles and has branched out to the capital, rewarding drivers who perform well in gender sensitization training.