Friday, February 13, 2009

Privately Owned Public Spaces

A plaque in Los Angeles on the sidewalk indicating private versus publi property. Photo from Planetizen.

hose of you who follow my work, know that I have a bit of an obsession with privately owned public spaces , those oddly named quasi-public areas in cities that rarely function as true public space. On Planetizen today, L.A. editor Nate Berg (who blogged with me at the Rockefeller Conference in Philadelphia last fall) wrote a nice piece on the topic. Check it out here.