Local Governments globally are recognising the role public space plays in the health and wellbeing of communities.
The traditional approach of creating passive spaces doesn’t gel with our modern way of life. People now lack ‘in real life’ social connection and access to places to be physically active.
Driving has replaced walking and biking, television and video games have displaced outdoor recreation and all our online friends translate into a new state of being – connected loneliness.
Rather than creating passive spaces and adding temporary activation, let’s create active spaces from the outset. Intriguing spaces that invite people to play, exercise, chat, hang out and connect…while caring for the environment in the process.