Finding One: Open space is an intrinsicpart of people’s lives 70% of respondents using open spaces at least once a week and almost one third using it every day. Only 3% said they never used open space. Respondents at the director–level & above use open spaces more frequently than managers and those in more junior positions
Finding two: All believe in the commercialvalue of open spaceThe survey results indicate a strong correlation between the qualityof an open space, its usage and assessment of value.
Open Space Provision: The Ideal FormulaJust to maintain the provision of open space at the current ratio, Londonwill need an additional 1100 ha of open space, which is equivalent to fiveParks the size of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The ideal formula by Patrick Abercrombie 1.62 ha / 1000 people
Future City Planning?Plan the buildings and Plan the Spaces.Ensure a hierarchy of open spacePlan the Great Parks.Open space isn’t just for the residents.Urban open space needs to be activatedand managed
The buildings willcome and go butthe squares, theparks and themajor civicspaces have ahabit of remaining T