• The most interesting aspect of this to me is that the private landowners who mimic public space want all of the benefits that come from public access (e.g., footfall for the shops) but none of the responsibilities (e.g., dealing with problems, they try to nip them in the bud before they happen, allowing people certain kinds of enjoyment of such spaces, e.g. cycling in them, which is prohibited in many such places). Some interesting voices here: