The key to a more inclusive city: public space

“Well-designed public spaces create equality, encourage environmental justice, and bring people together, making cities and towns more inclusive, enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing for all. They are valuable neighborhood amenities, providing venues for public art, community events and recreational activities, and can include natural elements that promote physical and mental well-being.

“Our city’s economy, diversity and welfare all benefit from public space, and while we have made progress on creating more of it, there is still work to be done.”

Ian S. Ramey and Christine Wilson of Copley Wolff Design Group in the Boston Business Journal.