Bloomberg Cities: Stories from the Field

Repermission 2/5

This city is putting its people in charge of public space

One of the most notable experiments in local government is currently taking place in Daegu, South Korea, where city leaders are working to answer questions about the future of public space. They're doing so by piloting an Airbnb-like platform, called "Re:Permissioning the City," that is designed to sidestep bureaucratic red tape and to put decisions around public space in the people's hands.