THE Complexity of public space
Public space is complex. Public space plays a crucial role in the quality of urban life. It supports social and commercial interaction, it contributes to the city image. Is it a place of possibility? Of diversity? To have a little grasp of its complexity watch the interviews below.
In this interview, Suzanne Hall, underlines the importance of urban spaces as a meeting place. Therefore the importance in belonging to the public realm and not in the private one.
In the third one David Harvey reminds us about the political dimension of public space.
To start developing an eye for the interaction between the physical environment and people’s life watch this study done by Whyte on the social life of small public spaces.