The Power of Public Space in a Digital Age

Staying Relevant



2:15 pm


As sites of interaction and exchange, public space has served as a focal point for communities for generations. But what has happened to these places since the digital world allowed people to connect with commerce, information, and one another online? And how must they change to stay relevant? To prevent physical community nodes from dissolving further, architects and clients have reimagined public spaces as cultural hubs crafted for humans, not avatars. This panel discussion examines the rise of culture as a driving force in the built environment, as well as design strategies that will sustain public spaces beyond Instagram celebrity

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