Transforming public space with user-friendly objects
Public spaces contribute significantly to first impressions of a district or a town. As places that provide resources for getting one’s bearings, relaxing, having fun, eating and socialising, they help to make local areas more attractive. How can we bring user-friendly features into these shared spaces in order to provide an enhanced sense of wellbeing and community spirit?
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Cities change the world
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