The Curious (and Powerful) Case of Public Parks
The curious (and powerful) case of well maintained public parks. People of all shapes, sizes, ages, social status, and nationality relatively behave their best — they greet and smile at strangers, strike conversations even, do not litter, pick up other people’s litter, keep at their side of the path, do not make loud noises, burn calories, and generally have this energy of calm and kindness. It’s almost 0% that I have witnessed snobbishness and rude behavior.
I can just imagine if we multiply this to all the nooks and crannies of Metro Manila. Spaces have a powerful and interesting way of inducing certain behaviors.
Can our local governments and real estate developers tap MORE into this creative and unconventional approach to problem solving?
The Philippines has 45.3% urbanization rate! We are 12th most populated city in the world. Huge concentrations of people in spaces usually mean increased peace and order challenges.