Public open space

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Public open space is often referred to by urban planners and landscape architects by the acronym 'POS'. Varied interpretations of the term are possible.

'Public' can mean:

  • owned by a national or local government body
  • owned by 'public' body (e.g. a not-for-profit organization) and held in trust for the public
  • owned by a private individual or organization but made available for public use or available public access

'Open' can mean:

  • open for public access
  • open for public recreation
  • outdoors, i.e. not a space within a building
  • vegetated

Depending on which of these definitions are adopted, any of the following could be called Public Open Space:

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