Granted, this is not technically news but I just now stumbled over it. Summer 2011, the swiss city of Luzerne launched an initiative (together with ) to clean up it’s streets by “gamifying” their trash bins. Not only is this awesome, it also looks damn cool and it a wonderful example of the power of simple lines to redefine (public) space.
Granted there’s little in the sense of feedback or actual goals but still it’s a neat idea. Unfortunately I have not found any information on the effectiveness of this campaign. Since it’s been out there for a while I’d be curious to know more. Regardless, here’s some more pictures of the 15 changed trash bins.