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The Higher ED Blog: Public Art and the Importance of Public Consultation

Have you ever walked by a piece of public art – often worth hundreds of thousands of dollars – without even noticing it? Probably. According More...

Markham in the midst of public art renaissance

Artist James Ruddle has plans for fixing up a 10-metre-high CN railway underpass in Markham — and it involves an offensive amount of spray paint. More...

London’s public art is becoming increasingly surreal

If you’ve ever been to London, you understand that they have a different sort of art there, most of which is considered surreal and makes More...

Can graffiti be good for cities?

Looking at the example of 5Pointz, a “graffiti hotspot” in Queens, New York, Shaunacy Ferro at Fast Company explores the cultural and economic value of this urban art More...

Street placemaking: More paver power

In Europe the landscape architects are coming up with innovated ways to use urban spaces.  For example, there have been some urban plaza paving projects More...

12 metro stations that transport you to another world

There’s nothing worse than staring down a dark and dreary tunnel while you are waiting for your transportation to arrive.  Wouldn’t it be nice to More...

Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint

Edi Rama speaks about in a short video how citizens can make a city beautiful and curb corruption by transforming public spaces.  

Art on London’s subway keeps the commuters coming back

There’s art in London’s Underground (subway) system, and it’s no accident. It’s all part of Art on the Underground: a programme to bring excellent art and design More...

Our streets are the largest art gallery in the world

Over the last 6 months, Urban Times have featured the work being done at Global Street Art; a platform dedicated to street art and graffiti. Seeing More...

Street Museum Of Art re-envisions Brooklyn as one giant public exhibition

The urban landscape is now full of artistic expression–if you know where and how to look. What the city needs is a guerrilla museum to More...

Why public art is important

Susan Weiler, FASLA, OLIN, successfully made the case that “public art is important,” at a session on art and landscape architecture at the 2012 ASLA Annual Meeting. More...