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5 stories about Public Spaces


The new life of a dying mall

A theater next to Sears? Art class across from Aeropostale? When a mall declines, new experiences take over abandoned spaces.

By Erick Trickey


What are public libraries for?

Out with the Dewey Decimal System. In with co-working spaces, podcast studios, and goats.

By Schuyler Velasco


A night on a hunt for the homeless

The moral dilemma of a well-intentioned search

By Ezra Haber Glenn


A park built for protest

Cleveland’s Public Square was designed with free speech in mind. So far, it’s working.

By Erick Trickey


The end of desks? A peek at the office of the future

From gesture recognition to high-tech toilets

By Glenn McDonald