In my opinion, we need communities of people, young and mature, who feel a vibrant connection to their environment. Every member of the community plays an important role. For example, the cab driver and the business owner have a conversation while traveling on an avenue. They pass by a public art installation outside a building or in a park setting that generates different points of view in their discussion, which are equally important to me, as an artist. If they have different or similar opinions about location, size, shape, color, etc… it's irrelevant; what is relevant is that the artwork has generated the desired outcome, social interaction between two humans rather than silence.
Art in public spaces is accessible to everyone and not restricted to galleries or museums. In addition to this, it makes towns and cities more colorful and attractive, stimulates community pride, improves the economy, generates a sense of identity for the particular location where people can connect on a daily basis to their surroundings and its history. Finally, it can serve as a source of inspiration for people attracted to visual stimulation and people who just need to pause and appreciate art in a natural setting or on a street.