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Designing Public Spaces: Buskers, Benches, and Barbecue

First and foremost, streets are public spaces, and cities should be designed for people. In addition to providing space for travel, streets and plazas play an important role in the public life of communities. The scale, speed, geometry, and form of public spaces contributes to their use and appeal, and attention to urban design can transform unused asphalt to a vibrant community gathering point. In this session, learn from experts at Gehl Architects about their approach to designing public spaces, and hear from experts from Somerville, New York City, and Austin about their public space projects.