Vibrant public life leads to strong community pride, economic success and cultural identity.
Use design elements that reflect the local context and create a sense of place that sets one district apart from another. Neighborhood identity gives residents pride in their community and provides visual cues for visitors.
Public art often provides iconic landmarks, reflects community values and provides aesthetic opportunities to improve the public realm while cultivating a sense of place. Art can contribute to an authentic character that can come to define the unique essence of a place.
Encourage local activities and community engagement as well as establishment of neighborhood and business associations. Recurrent programming such as food trucks, festivals, and farmers' markets, supports continual activation of the public realm.