Downtowns thrive and bustle when there is a dynamic interchange between public space, civic/social uses and commercial activity. This makes for interesting places that residents and visitors will come to experience.
Downtown Revitalization is the process of improving the economic, physical and social well being of a community's traditional town centre by:
- Strengthening local business and encouraging investment by building and property owners;
- Creating enjoyable public streets and spaces animated by a variety of creative and civic activities; and
- Providing work and living opportunities that respond to people's needs across a spectrum of ages and interests.