P-G article: Creative uses key to Market Square's appealIf you really want to be creative as to what happens in other urban park settings, and I think we should, take a look at a slice of video I just uploaded.
They say that Market Square should have ten activites. Well, this could and should be one. Look at the gathering of the people.
It is from People's Park, Chengdu.
Here is another activity that should happen at Market Square, going to the art tykes.
Or, the same video that has been uploaded to Blip.TV, but with a different opening icon/image.
Put in benches in Market Square.
However, the trend has been to take benches away from neighborhoods. They have ordered benches to be removed because people sit on them. People then stay planted for too long. So, they yank the benches. Seniors need benches to sit on an rest while taking walks. Parents and babies and tykes need benches too. These benches in the photo are from Ocean Park in Hong Kong. They are attractive -- yet not so soft for your bottom.
Reading the newspapers that are posted in public spaces, like at bus stops, would make for interesting community spaces. Plenty of interactive web based ideas were dished at the Idea Round Up. How about a few simple, carbon based ideas first. If the City Paper or Trib PM came out like this, around town, they'd not need to litter the streets with so much paper.