My fellow citizens we are being sold up the river. The legacy we leave our kids in failing to respond to this fraud is the destruction of our commons and the common good. A legacy that was left to us through the sacrifice of past generations so that we could enjoy their benefits. I fear if this fraud continues we may be the last generation to do so.
1. Benches are valued as public, egalitarian and free. 2. Bench-space allows people to loosely belong within the flow of city life, to see and be seen. 3. Sitting on benches supports healthy everyday routines by enabling people to spend longer outside. 4. Benches function as a social resource: they are flexible places to spend time at no cost.