I posted this particular article because it demonstrates the use of public space in Europe. Living in North America, our perception of public space can be quite different. For instance, I find in that people living here, even though Canadians are very friendly, are not as social as those residing in Europe. I have been to Europe quite a numerous amount of times because my grandparents live there, and I can tell the difference between the two cultures (North American and European).
The article also touches upon the topic of the loss of the public realm, and how it is important for a city to have. It provides examples of the revitalization of different cities across the world.