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Measuring public space : the star model

Author: Georgiana Varna
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
Series: Design and the built environment series.
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"This book shows how urban design can complement other disciplines when tackling the complex task of understanding and improving the built environments public realm. It also bridges the gap between theory and practice as it draws from empirical research to suggest more quantitative approaches towards auditing and improving public places. By seeing where and why certain public places fail, direct and informed  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgiana Varna
ISBN: 9781409467458 1409467457
OCLC Number: 881591724
Description: xiv, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Part I. Conceptualising publicness : 2. The publicness of public space as a cultural reality : defining a standard for public space --
3. The publicness of public space as a historical reality : understanding the real estate development process --
Part II. Modelling publicness : 4. The star model of public space : from theoretical construct to methodological tool --
Part III. 5. Glasgow's experience of waterfront regeneration and the creation of new public space --
6. How public are Glasgow's public places? A case study of three waterfront sites : Pacific Quay, Glasgow Harbour and Broomielaw --
7. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
Series Title: Design and the built environment series.
Responsibility: Georgiana Varna, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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