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Privately Owned Public Open Spaces, or POPOS, are these little gardens, terraces, plazas, and seating areas that are private property, but are mandated for public use. City planners require developers to add these little “parks” to their buildings to make downtown more pleasant (or even just tolerable). Some are out in the open and used...

Aired November 5, 2010

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Chris R
I dislike that the past several 99% Invisible on here have been short clips of only the beginning of the episode with a lot of fundraising/ads upfront. I don't so much mind the fundraising/ads bc I want the donations to go to this program and the ads are typically interesting. I dislike the tease and then I'd have to search out the episode to finish the rest of it. Poor taste or bad editing. Either way, would appreciate a fix.
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