The current and projected developments in terms of trends and technologies has a fundamental difference: from the current economic prospects of these spaces and interventions, we will focus more into ecological aspects. Where initially the nature was treated as a separate object, we will include it in the future sustainable developments but in a way to protect it. Also, from enlightening the users of the space, the future system will engage citizens, this will make them more involved into sustainable interventions as they will treat them as “their own neighbourhood” instead of somebody else’s ( generally the government’s) responsibility. This will give people the power to innovation in incorporating the technologies and the public space provides a platform for stakeholders to help in initiating programs if necessary.
In summary, the figure below describes the difference between the current systems and the future systems.
Fig 1: http://www.pps.org/reference/placemaking-as-a-new-environmentalism/