Designing Communal Spaces
The brief to make space social is now common in all landscape design disciplines, from smaller gardens to street planning, but what makes a communal space work? asks Jo Thompson.
In my previous article (GP October issue), I used the Piazza del Campo in Siena as an example of a great outdoor public space. Why do spaces such as this one work, and what can we take from them to apply to the development of our own public or communal spaces, green or otherwise?