Design For People First

People on the grass in a park

Regardless of the type of place designed, the focus must be on people, and development should be human scale and inviting. The public realm of streets, paths, trails, open space, and buildings represent the city’s “rooms” and are the first impression of anyone visiting the city. These spaces should be a sense of pride for residents and be welcoming to everyone. To achieve this, buildings must be designed to be visually appealing, interesting, and at an appropriate scale that attracts activity, but is not overwhelming. Open spaces, plazas, and streets must be designed to be safe, convenient, and comfortable for users of all modes of transportation. All aspects of the public realm should have robust amenities. By designing for people first, Rancho Cucamonga will continue to thrive as a community with a high quality of life for residents, employees and visitors.