spe­cific char­ac­ter­is­tics of pub­lic squares

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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.

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