"Girl With a Balloon" by Banksy. Courtesy of The Art of Banksy

Mall in Central Israel Abusing Banksy's Art to Promote the Capitalist Culture He Despises

Placemaking is seemingly a win-win proposition: Artists get support and a platform for displaying their work, the public gets new and refreshing artistic content and owners see property values rise. But over the long term, it could look different.

In recent years neglected neighborhoods have been getting face-lifts through a process called “placemaking”: Communities mobilize to create local initiatives and improve their public spaces. Activities include...

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