Whose Responsibility Is It To Ensure That Buildings Interact With the Public Realm in a Delightful Way?
It’s important to build safe and productive streets, but how do we ensure those streets are a place people want to be and live in? Whose responsibility is it to ensure that buildings interact with the public realm in a delightful way? Design is hugely impactful in our daily lives: it can determine if a place is somewhere for people, or if it’s unlivable and unusable. And design isn’t wholly up to the “eye of the beholder.” It’s possible to quantify beauty.
Today on the Upzoned podcast, join host Abby Kinney as she welcomes a special guest: Tristan Cleveland, Strong Towns member, urban planner at Happy City, and PhD candidate with Healthy Populations Institute. In this episode, Abby and Cleveland talk about his recent Planetizen article, “The Responsibility of the Building to the Street.”ADDITIONAL SHOW NOTES
“The Responsibility of the Building to the Street,” by Tristan Cleveland, Planetizen (February 2023).
Tristan Cleveland (Twitter).
Abby Kinney (Twitter).
Theme Music by Kemet the Phantom.
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