Attract people to public spaces through designs that are enjoyable and maintain a high level of quality through time.
People want to spend time in places that are thoughtfully designed and built to a high standard. The shared space on Fort Street is a great example – after the 2012 upgrade, an evaluation report
found that spending on hospitality in the area rose by more than 400%.
By bringing people together, quality environments can also help to build communities that take pride in their space. More people and a close community both contribute to a sense of neighbourhood watch, which neighbours are more likely to get to know each other and look after one another, making it a safer environment for everyone.
It is also important that this effect lasts, even after wear and tear. Good designs should withstand time and consider using long-lasting materials and plan for ongoing maintenance from the very beginning.