Friday, June 4, 2010

"The Best Public Spaces, are Public Places"

I enjoyed attending the fourth presentation in the White Flint Partnership Speaker Series: “The Best Public Spaces, Are Public Places” on Wednesday, June 2nd that took place at Dave & Buster’s in the White Flint Mall from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Rollin Stanley, Planning Director, Montgomery County Planning Department, gave an entertaining and informative slide presentation on what makes public spaces great and places where people want to be. He presented examples of some of the best public spaces throughout the world and talked about the fundamental elements these spaces share: these spaces should engage all five senses; not be overly programmed spaces and work for people of all ages and abilities.

Mr. Stanley also talked about how important it is to think of how these public spaces will look and feel through out any given day, in any season of the year. He said that the public spaces planned for White Flint should offer interesting, fun and unexpected features so that the public will be excited to spend time there to relax and socialize.

I am very enthused about the future of White Flint and look forward to seeing its potential come into focus in the years ahead!

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