GLOSSARY: Public Space

Public space is an open area that is publicly owned and open to everyone. It is also a place where people come together and talk about policies or protest public issues. Examples of public spaces are sidewalks, parks, libraries, recreation facilities, etc. Many people take public space for granted and they don’t realize how beneficial it is until it’s gone. Public space does not require anyone to have special privileges to enter and it is free. Public spaces are especially important in cities for convening and having a sense of community and making social bonds. Because of gentrification and other factors, public space is becoming more limited because cafes and restaurants start to convert parts of the sidewalk to private space, which makes fewer people have access to that area.



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