A public space refers to an area or place that is open and accessible to all peoples, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age or socio-economic level. These are public gathering spaces such as plazas, squares and parks. Connecting spaces, such as sidewalks and streets, are also public spaces.On the surface, it's easy to look at great public places and see them as nothing more than well-designed physical locations. But beneath the surface, these places can be so much more. They are locations where community comes alive, where bonds among neighbors are strengthened and where a sense of belonging is fostered. They are locations that spark economic development and drive environmental sustainability. The future of our communities and cities depend on great public places and more specifically, on place-making, a powerful approach to creating and revitalizing public spaces around the specific needs and desires of the community.
Some reasons why public spaces benefit communities:
Public places foster attachment and spark economic growth.
Placemaking process builds community.
Placemaking lays foundation for new environmentalism.
Public Spaces Portfolio Sample
Patten Parkway Pedestrian Plaza
In December of 2018, Asa Engineering and Consulting, Inc., was selected by the City of Chattanooga to provide planning and design services associated with the Patten Parkway Pedestrian Plaza project. The project is the second phase of the Miller Park District makeover.
Miller Park Revitalization
In July of 2016, Asa Engineering & Consulting, Inc. was selected by the City of Chattanooga’s Public Works Department to provide on-call Resident Project Representative Services on various projects throughout the City.
UTC Intramural Sports Complex
In the fall of 2015, Asa was selected by the University of Tennessee for its Chattanooga Campus annual civil engineering consulting contract. Asa provided master planning, preliminary engineering design, and cost estimating services for the proposed 17-acre project.