“Public space is for living, doing business, kissing and playing.  It can’t be measured by economics alone.  It must be felt with the soul,” said former Mayor of Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa.

So, when did we decide that the heart of each city was within its CBD – a place where deals are made and money changes hands – rather than in the galleries, libraries, museums, sporting arenas and public piazzas? After all, the pulse of every city is felt in its…