Great public places work well. They provide a healthy setting for people to live, work, play, learn, celebrate, inspire and support one another. They are places where people are invested in their communities. Creating great public space is a community-driven process of strengthening the connection between us and the shared places in which we all live. It is a constantly evolving approach to the design and management of a city, building on its strengths and inspired by its possibilities.
This involves improving a community’s physical environment through better streets, sidewalks, landscaping, public art, buildings, and parks to create public places that encourage neighborhood interaction, civic engagement, supporting local businesses, and promote all methods of non-motorized transportation, helping connect people to each other and to the space around them.