Place Making for downtown communities and local neighbourhoods
Ottawa’s squares and plazas and other summer open spaces are useless to pedestrians during snow-months: Confederation Square for instance. Le Breton Flat’s big spaces are sealed off limits for almost half the year as are the NCC parklands along the River. Beyond the Green Belt and in the suburbs local people have few or no places to meet, to get to know neighbours, enjoy life in common.
Please click on this update on Jane Jacob’s “Place Making” — something more than spaces — would it make sense for our City to adopt Place Making as a desirable goal and standard? https://youtu.be/ea2w9KDEip4 More info? Here’s a source: http://www.sustainable.org/images/stories/pdf/Placemaking_v1.pdf