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Posted by  Richard Haut on October 14, 2002 at 10:39:56:

In Reply to:  Re: Our Public places are deserted!!! posted by steve on October 14, 2002 at 10:22:49:


"not so much design as it is culture" - what sad little people.

try visiting France or Italy. Public spaces are used. People with kids, walking the dog, children's playgrounds, local events, maybe just elderly people meeting for a chat or somebody reading the newspaper, or even an impromptu local festival.

why ? well, they are just people living their lives: first requirement is to feel that one has a life to live. Can design help or hinder the process ? Both - 'modernist' spaces tend to be harsh, barren, off-putting. Better spaces ? Look at Federation Square in Melbourne to see how spaces can be properly thought out. Will it work as 'public space' ? I certainly believe it will.


 
 
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