The Public Space Bill of Rights below comes from a long-standing and influential planning and advocacy group called the Project for Public Spaces. You can find them at www.pps.org.
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization founded in 1975 and dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build and foster stronger communities. Their pioneering "Placemaking" approach was designed to help citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local community assets and serve community needs. In short, they believe in developing multi-use public spaces that create a strong sense of place for communities.
In response to the PPS's Bill of Rights we asked ourselves two questions:
Chuck Mineo is a principal in Gardens Group Development. Chuck has been passionate about community planning and development since his college days. It makes community oriented development a labor of love.