Public space plays a vital role in the structure of cities. The quality of life in urban areas depends upon the availability of and accessibility to amenities and services. Public spaces provide leisure, and connect public infrastructure, commercial facilities and vital amenities. They provide a platform for public engagement, and communication between city authorities and citizens, NGOs, businesses, academia and civil society.
Public spaces are a key contributor to quality of urban life in cities. Cities that provide higher quality public space have been found to have improved indicators for the health, wellbeing and social lives of their residents. Well-functioning public spaces can also spur economic development, and increase creativity and collaboration in the private sector.