This is an installment in our series "From the desk of..." where we share a little inspiration from around the internet.
This week we're taking a look at amazing and inspiring ways to activate public space.
Here's a great article on the "weapons" cities use to make beaches difficult to access:
If you're in LA, check out a map that shows you how to access all the public beaches in Malibu... and everything else from the LA Urban Rangers.
And here's 99% Invisible exploring a way of claiming public spaces by giving them names: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/episode-60-names-vs-the-nothing/
And here are just a few of the many other inspiring projects out there.
A nifty little art studio under a bridge, via Dezeen.
And fountains can be hacked using the visual language of public pools, via Dezeen.