Public space

A makeover for a central LA park will create a neighborhood and citywide asset, even as the site prepares to host the biggest international event.
Design is a tool to strengthen community connections, extend the value of the waterfront inland, and to improve sustainability and resilience.
A few simple policy steps rooted in design and public access have dramatically improved a stretch of the Adriatic coast. Similar ideas could be implemented in US towns.
Here are ten of the best public spaces at the heart of cities in America, plus honorable mentions.
Seventy-four public spaces have been created out of underutilized parts of the city street network in the last decade.
Placemaking is not a design endeavor. Or a business proposition. Or a public health pursuit. Or an equity concern. Or an avenue for culture and the arts. It’s all of these things.
Placemaking is the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in.