specific characteristics of public squares
Their shapes and sizes will be similar to the gardens and traditional squares of modest size with proportional relationships between width and height of surrounding buildings. Each square can contain vegetation planted at ground level, and trees, wherever possible according to local conditions. Parking can be tucked away in the back of the surrounding buildings, in exceptional cases in the basement of blocks, but should never be around the square. The roads destined for vehicular traffic next to the square must contain suitable sidewalks (that are wide enough) for pedestrian circulation. You have to control the width of the streets and sidewalks to clearly define the priority of the square as pedestrian space. At least one side of each square can be designed as a portico/arcade (with solar orientation depending on the climate). Street furniture such as seats, benches, and other structures must find their relationship with traditional urban furniture.