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Tips for Creating Public Spaces People Actually Want to Use

Tips for Creating Public Spaces People Actually Want to Use
Kaid Benfield

One of the most important aspects of any city is its collective commons, so to speak: the shared public spaces where people gather, be they streets, squares, parks, markets, playgrounds, sports facilities, or something else. This short video (it played smoother on my PC if I did not use the HD feature) from the Adelaide, Australia city council is a nice introduction to the concept. It features Ethan Kent of the Project for Public Spaces:

This post originally appeared on the NRDC's Switchboard blog.

Kaid Benfield is special counsel for urban solutions at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and author of several books on cities, smart growth and sprawl. All posts »

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