Scattered around Boston are a number of outdoor and indoor spaces which are privately owned, but legally required to be open to the public.
But how many are there? Where are they located? When can the public use them?
We tour some of the city's privately-owned public spaces, or "POPS."
Jerold Kayden, professor of urban planning and design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
- "So how many POPS does Boston have? Where are they located? How many have seating, landscaping, public art, restrooms, or water fountains? When do they open and close? How many are indoor, heated, and air-conditioned? Are they operated at all times in compliance with applicable legal requirements? These questions have answers, but it is unlikely anyone knows them all. Most important, the public does not know the answers."
This segment aired on July 31, 2015.