Convivial Urban Spaces

Convivial Urban Spaces

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Despite developments in urban design during the last few decades, architects, urban planners and designers often continue to produce areas of bland, commercially led urban fabric that deliver the basic functional requirements of shelter, work and leisure but are socially unsustainable and likely generators of future problems. Convivial Urban Spaces demonstrates that successful urban public spaces are an essential part of a sustainable built environment. Without them we are likely to drift into an increasingly private and polarized society, with all the problems that would imply. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book draws on research, and the literature and theory of environmental psychology and urban design, to advance our understanding of what makes effective public spaces. Practical guidance is illustrated with case studies from the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy. The result is a practical and clearly presented guide to urban public space for planners, architects and students of the urban environment.Gulbenkian Foundation Cooper Marcus C and Francis C (1998) People Places: Design guidelines for urban open space. ... Home Office Safer Cities Report, Home Office, London Crouch S, Shaftoe H and Fleming R (1999) Design for Secure Residential Environments. Longman ... Police Research Series Paper 98. ... Architectural Press, Oxford GehlJ (2003) Life Between Buildings: Using public space.

Title:Convivial Urban Spaces
Author: Henry Shaftoe
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-04

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