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  Encyclopedia article: Public space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One definition of public space or a public place is a place where anyone has a right to come without paying an entrance or other fee.
Typical examples are most road (An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation) s, including the pavement (The paved surface of a thoroughfare), town square (additional info and facts about town square) s and park (A piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area) s.
Public spaces are attractive for budget tourist (Someone who travels for pleasure) s and homeless people, especially those that are relatively comfortable, e.g.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pu/public_space.htm   (544 words)

 Public space - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A public library is also more or less a public place, but some rules may apply which are absent outside.
In Norway and Sweden, all nature areas are considered public space, due to a law; allemansrätten (everyones-right).
Public spaces are attractive for budget tourists and homeless people, especially those that are relatively comfortable, e.g.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /public_space.htm   (500 words)

 Encyclopedia: Public space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One definition of public space or a public place is a place where anyone has a right to come without being excluded because economic or social conditions (fees, paying an entrance, being poor,...).
Librarians and patrons in a typical larger urban public library A public library is a library which is accessible by the public and is often operated by civil servants and funded from public sources.
The right of public access to the wilderness, or everymans right, is a convention of property rights in the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland and Norway, in addition to parts of Scotland (Shetland/Orkney), which allows the common public the right of access to the land, be it public...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Public-space   (1443 words)

 Read about Public space at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Public space and learn about Public space here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
shopping center may or may not be declared a public place and may or may not be open when the shops are closed.
public transport; sometimes a travelling ticket is required.
A public library is also more or less a public place.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Public_place   (343 words)

 People in The Streets: The Promise of Democracy in Everyday Public Space
The existence and popularity of these commercial public places is used to frame a pervasive narrative of loss that contrasts the current debasement of public space with golden ages and golden sites—the Greek agora, the coffeehouses of early modern Paris and London, the Italian piazza, the town square.
Such roles for public space illustrate more reasons public space is important, why current free speech rights are not sufficient to protect it, and why public space must therefore be recognized and defended not as a component of other rights, but on in its own.
Public space is no guaranteed antidote to prejudice, but without it, the stereotypes taught in private by family and friends go unchallenged.
www.columbia.edu /~gs228/writing/importanceps.htm   (5036 words)

 Space Frontier Foundation - History
Most citizen's space groups were trying to promote the current space program; those few entities working seriously to advance the human settlement of space were focused on research (e.g., the Space Studies Institute) or some other non-advocacy function.
So the Foundation became the only space organization to take on the manned space station on pro-humans-in-space grounds, namely that it was not opening up space for the American people, and therefore should be replaced with a variety of commercial alternatives that would.
This publication was designed to inform the Foundation's network of friends and serious professional activists of the most current issues related to the opening of space frontier.
www.space-frontier.org /History   (2250 words)

Public spaces are important for diversity and free speech, as well as for the exchange of ideas.
The public domain is a critical public space that is an essential part of both education and creativity.
Public interest coalitions (including libraries, educational institutions, and consumer groups) have asserted that legislation in the digital age should maintain the kind of balance between rightsholders and the public interest that existed with analog material, rather than tip this balance significantly towards the content industry.
www.gseis.ucla.edu /~howard/Papers/pw-public-spaces.html   (8337 words)

 Civil Society, the Public Sphere and the Internet - paper by Rory O'Brien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The role of the public sphere as a forum for debate and information sharing is discussed, and a disturbing decline in civic engagement is explained by the increasing influence of corporate consumerism promoted through the medium of television.
The main aim of the public sphere is to have a rational critical discussion among citizens about the common good, leading to the formulation of a course of action that will serve the interest of the public.
For the public sphere to be effective, it must engage with those who have the power to shape social development, ensuring that the common good remains the most important goal.
www.web.net /~robrien/papers/civsoc.html   (5710 words)

 The Space Show
Does the general public think going to space is easier or harder than it is? This show addresses the need for teaching critical thinking at all levels with concrete suggestions for same.
She is not that supportive on returning to the Moon and prefers to let the private sector handle the manned space program and that NASA and the public space program should focus on science, robotics, and exploration.
The discussion with Barbara focused on the importance of space development, her vast experience over the years promoting space and the reactions she has received from various elements of society, and of course why space is so important.
www.gigadial.net /public/station/11253/rss.xml   (4425 words)

 Certified Space Technologies
Space technology touches and enhances practically every aspect of life on Earth.
The Space Foundation exists to foster a greater understanding and awareness of the practical utilization of space for a peaceful and prosperous world (...
Based on NASA technology originally developed to shield astronauts from extreme temperatures in space, Eagle Shield’s cost-saving benefits extend to a variety of applications where heating and cooling efficiency is desired.
www.spaceconnection.org   (331 words)

 SPACE.com -- Public Space Travel: Playground for The Rich?
Both were multimillionaires, and that is the bottom line of a new public space travel survey done by the consulting group, the Futron Corporation of Bethesda, Maryland.
Public space travel could possibly become a generator of launch demand during the second decade of this century, Webber reported during the World Space Congress recently held in Houston, Texas.
Space is a frontier and frontiers are risky!
www.space.com /news/futron_tourism_021101.html   (2331 words)

 Selling Out: Our Public Space, Universal Services Under Assault
Public space, universal community services and their historic traditions which bind our nation together are all under assault.
Aggressive real estate developers are eyeing public libraries and their urban branches with the aim of enveloping them under multi-use projects that include stores, cinemas and condos.
Budget-reduced public libraries are under increasing pressure to rebuild their libraries under multi-use projects.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0810-07.htm   (881 words)

 Project for Public Spaces (PPS) | Placemaking for Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Public markets are an essential building block of great cities--in the same way as parks, streets, and buildings.
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities.
Project for Public Spaces presented its findings and preliminary recommendations for Gansevoort Plaza, located in the Meatpacking District of New...
www.pps.org   (524 words)

 Science Articles || Science Blog Community
The only comparably influential space membership organization is the late Carl Sagan's Planetary Society which advocates for the science and adventure of deep space robotic missions, rather than human space-flight.
I have been a member of the National Space Society for only about two and a half years now, and I've already been inspired by the organization to attend two of their International Space Development Conferences and start a local chapter.
US space policy was supposed to be under review last year by the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, but their report (due by the end of 2002) seems to be, at best, delayed.
www.sciscoop.com /story/2003/7/7/15163/33632   (2381 words)

 Interactionfield - Public Space
The public space is a field, which is created and becomes alive through various forms of interactions.
Thus the interactive art with its life proximity, communicative issues and reflection of the power of the modern technologies is well suited to be linked with the urban public space.
The analysis, categorization and questionaire with the producers of these 22 examples show, how the new media can be alternatively used, in order to contribute to the rediscovery und reactivation of the urban space and to lead to new interaction qualities.
culturebase.org /home/struppek/HomepageEnglisch/Anfang.htm   (167 words)

 Hit and Run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Similar to public museums which do not permit photography of exhibits, pieces of art for commercial reasons...either the museum, the artist, or the owner of the piece may retain those rights.
The park is paid for with public money, and the art in it is paid for with public money - so its all owned by the public (unless they're going to tell us the artist can pick up and take home the scuplture)and should be available for commercial exploitation by said public.
I was an art museum guard for a "public" art museum (free admission, but partially funded with gov't dollars), but I worked for a private security company that the museum housed.
www.reason.com /hitandrun/2005/02/public_space_pr.shtml   (1269 words)

 Public Art Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Public Art Review (PAR), a program of FORECAST Public Artworks is the only national journal focused on exploring the many dimensions of public art.
Each issue provides coverage of growing trends, reflection on critical issues and surveys many of the latest public art projects happening in the United States and around the globe.
A special section on California public art features a roundtable forum of public artists and program administrators, and Bay-area artist Seyed Alavi takes over the center spread.
www.publicartreview.org   (200 words)

 Strong (background) - Theatricality, Public Space, Music and Language in Rousseau
Representation (on stage) requires interpretation of its audience, whereas a just political society was to be built from that which was so transparent in time and space that it could not be other that what it was.
Finally, Rousseau immediately sees the importance of all this as political in that the differences between the languages (vowel rich in the South and consonant heavy in the North) corresponds to the natural orientation towards public space.
The quality of presence in the St. Gervais festival is thus an encounter with, a being-in, the world as it is, with its being and not its historicity.
www.focusing.org /apm_papers/strong.html   (6854 words)

 SPACE.com -- Public Attitudes Towards Space Exploration Surveyed
The NSB report notes that loss of the Columbia space shuttle on February 1 of last year did not have an immediate impact on public attitudes about the U.S. space program.
However, the report observes that the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven on February 1, 2003, "resulted in uncertainty as to the future focus and intensity of manned missions in the U.S. space-related RandD effort."
Astrosociology is the study of astrosocial phenomena (social/cultural patterns related to space), a multidisciplinary field open to all scientists and engineers interested in "space and society" issues.
www.space.com /news/public_space_040514.html   (1055 words)

 Welcome to PROJECT - Engaging Artists in the Built Environment
Public Art South West will manage and deliver the scheme which was launched on 8 June 2004 and will run until March 2006.
PROJECT aims to create a shared vision for public space, planning and high quality urban design; and engage artists, public agencies and the private sector in projects that will have a positive impact on the places in which we live.
Engaging with artists and arts organisations to develop quality environments, increased environmental sustainability, more effective community interaction and expanded opportunities for economic development is now recognised as key to business as well as public sector success.
www.project-awards.org.uk   (328 words)

 National Space Society Home Page
National Space Society members and leaders were out in force for the world premiere of the new Tom Hanks IMAX space film, "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D," at the National Air and Space Museum.
The National Space Society today announced an impressive roster of public and private spaceflight pioneers, including the leader of NASA's new exploration efforts as well as the designer of SpaceShipOne, as confirmed speakers for the 2005 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) to be held May 19-22 in Washington, DC.
The Board of Directors and Board of Governors of the National Space Society were deeply saddened by the passing of Glen Wilson, executive director emeritus of the society.
www.nss.org   (1869 words)

Such themes are 1) cultural identity and the built environment 2) children youth and the environment 3) environmental experience, perception and cognition.
The children youth and environment theme is particularly pertinent to young people and public space issues.
Some of these settings include — bars and clubs - workplaces and schools, and particularly, public spaces, as well as juvenile justice settings.
www.yspace.net   (488 words)

 NYCEF: Waterfront Park Coalition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These groups have come together as a coalition to promote: (1) public access to the city’s waterfront and waterways in each of the five boroughs; (2) adequate and equitable financing for waterfront public space and access; and (3) protection and improvement of waterfront habitat.
This inventory outlines nearly 150 opportunities for open space and habitat conservation on the City waterfront, and is backed up by a database of factual information about each project.
It includes plans for greenways, public piers, open meadows, boat launches, waterfront promenades, and green open spaces, and would offer waterfront access and open space to city residents.
www.nylcv.org /Programs/WPC/Waterfront_Park_Coalition.htm   (392 words)

 Space Future
Here you can learn about Space Tourism, see some of the proposed Space Vehicles, find out about the legal, medical, and environmental aspects of our Space Habitat, or discover the potential of Space Power.
You can also visit the Archive of papers and publications and browse the Space Future Journal for current news and features.
Add Space Future to your handheld when you synchronise via an AvantGo channel, or browse the wireless-friendly Space Future Journal and Update pages.
www.spacefuture.com   (283 words)

 New (sub)Urbanism: The Copyrighting of Public Space
In keeping with the contemporary trends of privatizing public space, Millennium Park is a copyrighted public space.
Wimmer protested, replying that it's absurd that one needs to pay for a permit to photograph public art in a city-owned park.
Hence, Millennium Park--a nascent destination for countless citizens and tourists that was built with $270 million in city funds--is slowly emerging as Chicago's most privatized public space.
newurbanist.blogspot.com /2005/01/copyrighting-of-public-space.html   (308 words)

 OPENSPACE | Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Explore the 25 preserves, open to the public free of charge, 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.
Read more about the future use and protection of La Honda and Sierra Azul preserves.
Find out more about the free Activities Offered at our Open Space Preserves.
www.openspace.org   (111 words)

 HubbleSite - NewsCenter
HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), for NASA, under contract with the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).
The Hubble Space Telescope is a mission of the NASA Origins program.
hubblesite.org /newscenter   (259 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Nonprofit will govern public space
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will be a private, nonprofit charitable corporation formed by the city, the state, and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority to govern and maintain the new public space created by the depression of the Central Artery.
The conservancy will raise money for maintaining the space, which will cost $3 million to $10 million annually.
It will be boosted by an initial pledge of $5 million in matching funds from the Turnpike Authority, and will have the goal of raising $20 million by 2007.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/07/12/nonprofit_will_govern_public_space   (242 words)

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