Attentive management — not major redesign — is what’s needed to help Downtown’s beleaguered Market Square develop into a place where people want to spend time.

That was the consensus that the Project for Public Spaces presented at the Harris Theater on Tuesday, after six weeks of soliciting input from Pittsburghers and studying the historic, single-acre site sandwiched between PPG Place and the west end of Forbes Avenue.

“Ninety percent of success in public spaces is about management,” said Fred Kent, President of the New York-based group. “Lots of cities create spaces but don’t manage them.”

Photo (c) Jasmine Gehris/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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