Activating Urban Spaces is the focus of this edition of sb and a critical part of what makes our cities and urban centres liveable. Green spaces or parks within a large metropolitan area have often been referred to as the “lungs” of a city providing a respite to the sometimes chaotic reality of urban living.
Well-planned cities have often had active transportation networks as a primary organizing element. As they evolved, many of the waterfront or rail areas originally dedicated to the transport of people or goods were redeveloped as part of a larger public domain.
This edition of sb illustrates a diversity of strategies as urban centres try to deal with bringing active living opportunities to the whole community. We hope you enjoy reading about these projects, focused on making our cities more active and liveable.