Public Squares

September 15, 2017, 10am PDT
James Vincent finds the claim that Apple stores are on their way to becoming "town squares" laughably pretentious.
The Verge
February 24, 2013, 1pm PST
Lacking public open space in downtown Vancouver, the city is taking a nonconventional approach and closing one block off to traffic for the summer months to allow for a pedestrian-oriented public square.
Global Site Plans - The Grid
March 22, 2012, 10am PDT
Noah Kazis considers three success stories for public space in Mexico City, taking streets back from both automobiles and – believe it or not – street vendors.
Streetsblog
March 26, 2011, 5am PDT
Egyptian architects and planners cite the number of large public spaces as a factor in the success of protests in that country leading to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak.
Congress.org
January 12, 2011, 9am PST
Critic Philip Kennicott attends a lecture by architect Robert Gatje on great public squares and bemoans the fact that Washington, D.C. has a serious lack of them.
The Washington Post