Humans not only structure the landscape through their activities, as well as their perceptions of nature are influenced by the spatial and temporal arrangements (structure) in the landscape.
The physical layout of a city determines social interaction and open space is an important component of residential development. Public open spaces such as high streets, street markets, shopping precincts, community centres, parks, playgrounds, and neighbourhood spaces in residential areas play a vital role in the physical, social and economic life of communities. New kinds of public spaces and meeting places are now being created in towns and cities, which can be an important social resource.
Technically, it concerns human experience and builds on social and physical aspects of the place (Calderon & Chelleri, 2013; Kratochvíl, 2013). They act as a ‘self-organising public service’, a shared resource in which experiences and value are created (Mean and Tims, 2005). Efroymson et al. (2009) described a public open space as a place where people have freedom in action and access. A public open space is a place for anyone from any background can come in.
The place gives people an opportunity to meet with others, walk around, sit alone or group, and watch other groups and offer many benefits which is the feeling good buzz from being part of a busy street scene, the therapeutic benefits of quiet time spent on a park bench, places where people can display their culture and identities and learn awareness of diversity and differences. This public open space is free to access for everybody. The happenings in a public open space cover the children playing around, the youth walking and jogging, the elderly chatting and resting, and the people escaping the troubles of busy life. All have vital advantages and help to create local attachments, which are at the heart of a sense of community. Well-managed and maintained spaces would create opportunities for all segments of the communal to interact. It has constantly played an important role in improving the quality of life for the urban populations and in supporting urban inhabitants (Ashkan et al, 2015). Public open space is a built environment factor that is essential for wellbeing and health through the life time, and contributes to the livability of an area (Ashkan et al, 2015). Provision of facilities is expected to support efforts to improve the quality of life of local communities.