WHAT MAKES A PLACE GREAT?

According to the non-profit organization Project For Public Spaces (www.pps.org), there are four primary considerations when designing enduring public place:

  • Access
    Great public places are accessible and well-connected to other important places in the area.
  • Comfort and Image
    The place should feel inviting and comfortable. It draws you in. Great places are clean, but never sterile. Great places are safe, walkable, sittable and spiritual.
  • Activity
    A well-designed public places encourages visitors to do things. It is to be enjoyed on many levels, literally, with different “stages” intertwined for enjoyment.
  • Social Interaction
    It’s a place where people like to meet and interact with others, as well as the place itself. It welcomes diversity. This place becomes a common bond for all who are there to enjoy it.