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Convivial urban spaces : creating effective public places

Author: Henry Shaftoe; International Institute for Environment and Development.
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan in association with the International Institute for Environment and Development, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates that successful urban public spaces are an essential part of a sustainable built environment. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book draws on research, and the literature and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Shaftoe; International Institute for Environment and Development.
ISBN: 1844073882 9781844073887
OCLC Number: 191024041
Description: vi, 154 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Why Have Urban Spaces?; Theory and Principles; The Role of Physical Design and Other Factors; The Psychology of Conviviality: How Spaces Affect Our Senses and Health; Types of Public Space; Important Influences on the Use of Public Space: The Rise and Fall of The Car, People Attracting People, Climate, Location, Facilities; A Guide to How to Create Convivial Spaces: Physical, Geographical and Managerial; Index.
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1. Introduction -- Overview -- Discussion -- Defining Convivial Spaces -- 2. Public Spaces - Why Have Them and Who Are They For? -- Why Have Public Space and Who Is It For? -- Securing an Inclusive or Exclusive Urban Realm -- Children and Public Space -- Addressing the Use of Public Space by Young People -- 3. What Makes a Space Convivial? -- Principles and Underpinnings -- The Psychology of Public Space -- Aesthetics - Sensing the Character of an Area -- Important Influences on the Use of Public Space -- Size, Shapes and Types of Public Space -- 4. How Can One Create and Sustain Successful Public Spaces? -- Designed or Evolved? -- Case Study: Ciutat Vella, Barcelona -- Comfort -- Case Study: Berlin -- Joy -- Case Study: Bristol -- Managing and Maintaining Public Spaces -- Case Study: Padua -- Case Study: York -- Conclusion: The Constituents of Conviviality -- References and Bibliography.

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