Designating community recreation spaces
Description: Public spaces have a range of roles to play in a town or city. They are places where many things can happen: exchanges, meetings, even conflicts. They are an ideal setting for recreation and sport, as well as for cultural and social events, and for simple relaxation. They are open spaces, often embellished with planting and water, helping to maintain a balanced urban environment, with all the benefits that can bring for the wellbeing of the citizenry.
Implementation: Public spaces should be evenly distributed across every neighbourhood of the city. If mixed use in public spaces is achieved, it can be an important tool in combating social segregation. A long-term approach to planning, an equitable geographical spread, proper development and regular maintenance will allow local authorities to spread their financial burden over a longer period.
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies