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    What are “T+C’s”?

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    Examples of cities with privately owned public spaces: Auckland, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Seoul, and Toronto.

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      London also has loads! Thanks for your comment.

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    Here’s an interesting article about privately owned open public spaces (POPOS) in San Francisco: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2012/12/how-make-privately-owned-public-spaces-truly-open-public/4168/

    It talks about how they’re typically hard to find, and often don’t look open to the public. In this case, they’re the result of San Francisco’s 1985 downtown plan which “required large new office and hotel developments built since then to incorporate such public spaces, in proportion to the size of the properties.”

    In 2012 they updated it to “reinforce the initial goal of truly opening up private buildings to public citizens.” For example they tried to ensure signs to the public are visible and to stop them from being used for private corporate events. They also unveiled an online directory for residents. If you look at Google News, you can see they’re constantly being advertised in newspapers. https://www.google.com/search?q=popos+san+francisco&client=ms-android-samsung-ss&prmd=imnv&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiOlY3UroPcAhWpwFQKHZkCCiYQ_AUIEygD&biw=412&bih=718&dpr=2.63

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      That’s really interesting, thanks for your contribution. I’m going to include that in the piece.

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    New York City’s Rockefeller Center Plaza is a privately owned public space that has been around since the 1930s. Its private ownership has been largely without controversy.

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      Thanks for mentioning that, Mark.

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    [This comment has been hidden] - by Fiona Apps (talk | contribs) on 2018-07-03 09:30:41 Reason: Miguel, we talked about this.

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