What makes a place great for it's community?

Frequented Place Game site: New York’s Washington Square Park | Image by Juliet Kahne People look to PPS as experts on public space. But where do we begin in understanding and identifying which characteristics make a place exemplary ? On what are we basing our recommendations for how to make a public space into a better “place”? For us, the answer is simple. In order to really “see” a place—to look closely at each of its components and the way a space makes you feel —we developed an activity called the “Place Game,” nearly two decades ago. The Place Game helps us work with communities to identify what is working in a public space, and those aspects that could be improved upon, based on observations of how people are, or are not , using the space. The Place Game is a tool for evaluating any public space—a park, a square, a market , a street , even a street corner—and examin...

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