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Author: Julie Cosgrave

Creating the shared space of Okanagan cities

Streetscape: public realm. It’s shared, it’s real and it affects our lives for better or worse. We know when a neighbourhood or a city street “feels good.” The scale of the buildings, sidewalk width, lawn depth, door and window placement and pattern, and a myriad of other factors combine to create that feel. When they are badly designed or lacking, we are subtly unnerved or uncomfortable. Or worse. We might not be able to quantify a good or bad streetscape or public realm, but we know it when we see it and feel it. Charles Montgomery, a globetrotting urban theorist...

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