As an interior design student studying in Academy of Design. I was assigned to choose a project of any desire. And i chose The High Street. (example of a high street)
But many avoid because of congestion of people and vehicles. Also the Pettah market is dominated by the males, the ladies do not feel free to shop and avoid shopping due to the lack of security and comfort. These were some problems which lead to design a space where these problems could be minimized.