To Make Great Places, Mix Well

Carl F. Meyer of Perkins+Will presents three things he strives for to make vibrant public spaces, and all three involve mixing it up.
October 15, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Mixed uses, a mixing of people, and mixing public and private, writes Meyer:

"Does a third place have to be in an accessible, privately controlled space, or must it be in an area open to the public? The answer, of course, is yes--it must be clean and secure, well managed, and open to all of good will. Great civic space can be publicly or privately owned, but the best places are often a combination of both."

Meyer uses Paley Park in New York as an example.

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Published on Friday, October 14, 2011 in Fast Company
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