Kevin McCloud has it just right!

“Most developers still think that green space is the fluff you tack on at the end. The problem with the idea that an Englishman’s home is his castle is that home is often very small so the castle is small. But if you have a play space in front of the house and a community vegetable garden round the corner, your sense of ownership actually extends. “When you make a place, the people that live there are stakeholders in that place. They can come to care for and love the space where they live”