the facts and importance of public space

“Successful public spaces have been essential parts of our cities and communities for centuries. It is there where we hold celebrations, where social interactions take place, where we find and gather with our friends, where we exchange ideas, where we express ourselves, where we rest and observe, and where we find the public institutions of cities. Carrying out those activities in a public space is beneficial to the quality of life in a city that can make many of us anonymous. Traditionally, public space has combined many of the aforementioned elements in such a way that it becomes a magnet for city dwellers.”

(Ortiz, 2012)

“the design of the public space is intended to encourage people to be more sociable again. People are more sociable however there are less environments designed specifically for people to be social in”

(Smith, 2015)

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