Dec 30, 2013

Socioeconomic issues vs Spatial Design

What is the relationship between socioeconomic issues and spatial design?
Which of our government regulators is poised to address this? Are there any?

Even when it comes to the public realm, the space between buildings so to speak, who makes sure that these spaces remain vital, interesting, supportive of everyday activities for living?

Does where you live influence who you are? How much money you make? You goals and aspirations? How are these things shaped by the lack of playgrounds, the widths of sidewalks, the absence of bike lanes or trees?

If there are no clear answers, then how can we have codes and regulations that govern these things without a clear understanding of what we are trying to achieve? Is this why placemaking is so difficult...? Who is looking after these in-between spaces, these gray spaces?