Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization founded in 1975 and dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build and foster stronger communities. Their pioneering "Placemaking" approach was designed to help citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local community assets and serve community needs. In short, they believe in developing multi-use public spaces that create a strong sense of place for communities.
In response to the PPS's Bill of Rights we asked ourselves two questions:
- Was there any part of the Public Space Bill of Rights that people would not universally regard as a "good thing"?
- Do we presently have such a public space in our own hometown of Wellington?