Smart urban engineering

There’s a bridge in my old neighbourhood (in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) that used to get graphiti all over it.

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I’m not sure who’s behind it, but there’s a great mural on both sides of the area that used to get tagged. The problem with the tagging was that it was all over the concrete – that was hard to clean, and hard to contain.  The new setup has boards placed where they can get art on them, without destroying the brick behind.

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More than a smart piece of physical engineering, I love that this setup involves social engineering as well.  The work on these boards is very good, so anyone who respects the work won’t write over it.

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Smart setup, smart thinking, great art.

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I like it.

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