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Third Spaces

July 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Cafes on the city's South Side are more than just businesses. They also provide important spaces for community building and economic development in neighborhoods that have been historically overlooked.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
January 10, 2017, 9am PST
The quickly growing number of third spaces is good news for both the social and the urban fabrics.
Erling Fossen
September 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
With pubs across the country closing at an alarming rate, communities across England are using a recently adopted law to save their local pubs.
The Spectator
July 21, 2015, 7am PDT
The origin story of one of the definitively American typologies—the shopping mall—is one of unintended consequences run amok. Could the next chapter of this story come closer to the author's intention?
Quartz
March 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The elderly population in cities is growing, and research points to the health benefits of an active, connected lifestyle. So why are cities still so inhospitable to aging?
The Guardian
Feature
April 10, 2009, 3pm PDT
Mike Lanza, an entrepreneur in Palo Alto, CA, is using his front yard as a place for his friends and neighbors to gather and play. Julia Galef from the Project for Public Spaces brings us this story.
Julia Galef