As we look forward to council considering the draft Place Making Framework tomorrow night, take a step back and remember the seminal 1980 book and film ‘The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces’.
A street is the river of life of the city, we come to these places not to escape from it, but to partake of it.William H. Whyte, in The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
The summary of recommendation are to provide seating, access to the street, sun, food, water, trees, and triangulation.
You can see the film at: http://www.giacomobutte.com/studiopublico/slsbiblio/video/6821934.mp4
Published 4th October 2021