City Repair in Action

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Should our towns and cities be built for cars or for people? City Repair sides with the latter. The Portland, Ore. nonprofit helps people organize, design, and implement new, people-friendly visions for their communities—and reclaim the notion of "neighborhood" in the process. Here's a collection of their best work over the years, from revived intersections to community-built picnic shelters to colorful murals. It's place-making in action. To view the photo essay, click here.

Fixing Broken Cities: Interview with Mark Lakeman of the City Repair Project