Sunday, March 30, 2014

From Sustainable Cities Collective
Flash Mobs and Private Spaces:
Malls Are Not Public Spaces

With shopping malls freely banning some people from entering, the ugly truth became impossible to ignore: malls are not public spaces. Despite seeming to be exactly this, these private enterprises can bar anyone without committing the crime of discrimination.

"If the place to go for a walk and see people in a city is the mall, it is a sick city. In the best cities like Manhattan, Paris or Madrid, people go to public spaces. A city’s public space should compete with shopping malls on quality and security."  Enrique Peñalosa

More at: Flash Mobs and Private Spaces | Sustainable Cities Collective

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