Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Assignment, Week 2: Identify a public good in your neighbourhood

Assignment: Identify a public good in your home environment. Describe the physical appearance of that good in public space in no more than 50 words and one illustration. If it is a good place, show how in no more than 50 words and one illustration. Use the four criteria of “Placemaking” in your assessment. If it is not a good place, propose an improvement in no more than 50 words and one illustration.
  • accessibility and connectivity
  • image and comfort
  • use and activity
  • sociability
My example of a public good in my city is a public washroom. A loo. A “Portland Loo.” It goes about its business at the Diana Krall Plaza in the heart of downtown Nanaimo (this is the famous singer and musician's hometown).

It has a high tech look, resembles a bus stop kiosk. Clean lines, round in design, stainless steel with a powder grey finish. Modernist in appearance, it complements surrounding building styles and adds needed utility to a less than successful public square.


Madden Fabrication - Portland Loo - Video V6 (2) from Greg Madden on Vimeo.


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