4. How do the future sub-system and the current sub-system contrast?
4.1 Trends and technologies
The current and projected development 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 neighborhoods” 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.
4.2 Rules and regulations
Regarding rules and regulation for public space, currently, local and international governments and policies have included many regulations that attempt to improve nature management, however it is important to include some inclusive regulations within these existing policies that allow protecting nature and at the same time generating recreation, education and income for the locality. Thus, producing a social and economic exchange. What is more, government should include some regulations about how to be a good visitant (tourist) and how to be a good host (local). Therefore, the proposed goals can be achieved successfully. What is more, it is important to take into account customs and traditions within the development of any policy, thus, creating a sense of belonging and attachment to local places, and at the same time creating social cohesion and inclusion.
Fig 1: http://www.pps.org/reference/placemaking-as-a-new-environmentalism/