The large open spaces between the blocks were poorly laid out, with little consideration of the residents' needs. Paul Friedberg redesigned separated the space into human scaled areas using pergolas, terraces and mounds
A playground has ever been regarded as a location where children, by playing, learn how to turn into non-playing adults. Designing it should be fun! At length, playgrounds have to be responsive to every child.
Geiger Square Plaza features four giant umbrellas, technologically weather-sensitive and adjustable in both color and position to protect against sun or rain, also function as public sculpture via Stewart Dub Highways
Bailey Plaza at Cornell University: an acre of surface parking into a thriving university commons by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates. Click image for source and visit the Slow Ottawa 'For Free' board for more people-friendly spaces.
Levinson Plaza, Mission Park / Mikyoung Kim Design