The frustrating thing is that it's not complicated. The basics of a well designed public square are incredibly simple. Maybe if design firms stopped trying to reinvent the wheel and focused on the fundamentals we'd have more engaging public spaces. Instead we get deconstructed play structures and vague philosophies mapped out in physical form. Designers seem to look down on traditional park and square layouts, and their symbolic designs end up deserted.We don't know how to make public spaces here.