Privately Owned Public Spaces

December 19, 2016

The problem with privately owned public spaces (‘POPS’) and how we can improve them

The Atlantic and the New York Times recently exposed the privately owned public spaces (known as “POPS”) in the Trump Tower as being far from “public.” As both journalists demonstrated, most of the Trump Tower public spaces were either cordoned off or non-existent, most notably, the case of the missing bench. A long bench was […]