In the article “Policing Public Space“, Public Space may be defined as social space that is open or accessible to people. This may include, roads, public parks, benches, etc. In this article it is shown that public space may be interfered with when it comes to police and their surveillance. Although there is a freedom of space around the environment, certain individuals feel that they are being violated by the camera’s that seem to record everything that they do. An example would be in the statement “The proposed police cameras will be surveying public spaces throughout the city. We feel that it is reasonable to assume that law-abiding citizens should be free to walk the streets and enjoy the public spaces without being monitored by the police. The very act of continuous monitoring reduces the freedoms we all value within our public spaces. It puts into jeopardy our rights to privacy, and anonymity, on the streets of our city”. This statement better explains the fact that although public space means having your space to yourself, it is violating to certain individuals that they are not able to walk free in the streets, since they are technically being watched by the monitoring of the police. Public space usually includes parks, malls, or any type of space that allows residents walk around freely. In the PDF “Queens Triple Play“, it is stated “The communities of Elmhurst, Corona, and Flushing are already under provided with open space, especially space for active recreation for their rapidly growing population. Much of the land officially mapped as parkland is occupied by parkways, buildings, and space leased to private entities”. This statement refers to the amount of public space that some areas have due to the rapid growth of population. Parklands, parks, and parkways all needed extra land space for people, but although acres of land was used for this, parking spaces took up most of the land and there wasn’t much left for it to be considered “public space”.
Dr. Dawg. 2008. “Policing public space”. BLOG POST.• Davis, Mike. 1992 “Fortress LA” (pp 224-241 ONLY).
The Pratt Center for Community Development 2012. Queens Triple Play: Willets West,Major League Soccer and The National Tennis Center. Brooklyn, NY: The Pratt Institute(September 21, 2012). queens triple play.pdf