UN-Habitat’s research shows that well-functioning cities have around 50% of the surface area dedicated to public space. Unfortunately, few cities around the world meet this target. Lack of quality public spaces reduces urban quality of life, increasing crime, social tensions, health and congestion. Public space provides leverage to optimize urban performance – build safer and cohesive communities, reduce spatial inequalities, build local economies and bring nature back to the city.
“In my project, I wanted to see a skatepark. Now something I made is being built in real life!”
Lian Loxha, 12, Minecraft charrette participant, Pristina, Kososvo