A good city needs urban public place as much as it needs any other urban infrastructure.
Some public spaces like Times Square in New York have become a part of the city and life of the people that these places have become synonymous with the cities.
Public spaces is not only about parks,gardens and green spaces but streets, footpaths, plazas, markets, playgrounds, bus stops, etc. All such spaces which people can call their own.
Why do we need public space? Since cities are all about people, public space, as the name suggests, is also about people. Public space essentially refers to a space, which people throng to and assemble for various purposes, including ‘people watching’.
So here is Amanda Buren talking about who public spaces drive a city and make the city works.
IRIANS – The Neuroscience Institute