Public Space

Great cities have ample, safe, beautiful, and thoughtful public spaces. From parks to walking paths, city plazas to playing fields, public space matters in how we identify with and live in a city. 

While we have an increasing number of wonderful, world-class public spaces, we must continue to ensure that Atlanta's public spaces are among the best.

As our next City Councilmember, Amir will:

  • Explore pedestrian-only zones and "super blocks" that are for pedestrians only at certain times of the day;
  • Support Central Atlanta Progress's and Midtown Alliance's "Stitch" initiative to begin to cap the connector with park space;
  • Advocate for inspiring, enjoyable, and enlightening design of our public spaces;
  • Push for increased greenspace and facilities to to explore, exercise, and play;
  • Be a voice for strong public safety presence and enforcement in our parks;
  • Work with developers and funders to ensure great public art;
  • Call for new developments to contribute with excellence to the public space that surrounds them;
  • Ask of our public space: 
    • Is it comfortable?
    • Is it inspiring?
    • Is it useful and accessible?
    • Is it safe for everyone; no matter age, race, sexual orientation, special needs, or gender?
    • Will space be used in multiple ways? Will it be used throughout the day?
    • Would people want to meet others and spend time in the space?
    • Are we proud of the space?