What makes a public space great?

Great public spaces like beaches, parks, squares and pavements are characterised by what they offer the people who use them every day. From cleanliness to security, sociability and amenities on offer, there are various factors that help to create the…

How have mixed-use developments weathered the pandemic?

When it comes to weathering the pandemic the saying ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ rings true. And same can be said for mixed-use developments that feature various elements making them more resilient to change. Frank Reardon, chief…

What will open access green space look like in a post-COVID world?

Biophilia talks about nature’s positive impacts on our mental wellbeing and health. The urge to be close to nature was never more evident than during the recent COVID-19 hard lockdown, where many urban dwellers across the world longed for green,…

How surveillance helps to keep our public spaces safe

Surveillance systems are crucial to enhancing safety in the public realm. Not only do they act as a crime deterrent, recordings are pivotal in aiding prosecutors and law enforcement identify and arrest criminals. Ballito UIP Security Manager Dieter Fittkau says,…
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