James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia. "In James Howard Kunstler's view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about."
'urban hactivist' florian rivière goes about city streets creating humorous and interactive public art interventions using mundane materials. one of the french artist's latest projects is 'don't pay, play' where he has transformed a strasbourg parking lot into a playing field for multiple sports including: basketball, football, hockey, tennis and waterpolo. each pitch / rink / court occupies a single parking space, made over by simply using tape and shopping carts.