Cities That Serve Our Unconscious Brains
We all love parks and open spaces where we can enjoy being out side and release our stress. Not only is it important for our towns and communities to have these public spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy, but it is viable for our health and happiness. While there are successful public places there are also unsuccessful public places. The difference between the 2 is very nuance, but over all successful places take into account human nature and how our brains are programmed. This is not only important when it comes to designing parks but also pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. It’s not like building a road that needs to be able to handle a certain number of cars per day. These places for people need to make us feel safe and comfortable. Otherwise people won’t use it, or it won’t add to our quality of life.
Consider the following article from Daniel Herriges at Strong Towns where we writes about the nature of human interaction in public places.