Observation of Public Space: Devonian Square at Ryerson University Introduction The focus of this observational project is to explore whether Devonian Square at Ryerson University retains its controlled normative meaning, or is used as a place of resistance and transgression. As detailed in the proposal for this research, the definition of public space is taken from Macdonald (2007), who notes that “ecologically and socially responsible street design calls for balancing how the public space of streets is used” (p. 28). Devonian Square has been created in this way to give a sanctuary to students that is meant to act as a space of recreation and social connection away from the structure of the educational environment. This is similar to Low...The end:
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