By Dr Georgiana Varna
In the speedily increasing public area debate of the earlier few years, a ordinary subject matter is the ‘loss of publicness’ of up to date city public locations. This publication takes up the problem to discover an goal technique to end up or disprove this phenomenon. via taking the reader via a scientific and multi-disciplinary literature overview it asks the deceptively easy query: ‘What is publicness?’ It solutions this by way of first constructing a brand new theoretical process - ‘The twin nature of public space’, and secondly a brand new analytical software for measuring it - ‘The megastar version of Publicness’. This pragmatic method of analysing public house is proven then on 3 new public locations lately created at the post-industrial waterfront of the River Clyde, within the urban of Glasgow, united kingdom. via seeing the place and why convinced public areas fail, direct and educated interventions will be made to enhance them, and during this give a contribution to the development of extra appealing and sustainable cities.
By adopting a multi-disciplinary method of make clear this ‘slippery’ proposal, this e-book exhibits how city layout can supplement different disciplines while tackling the advanced job of figuring out and bettering the outfitted environment’s public realm. It additionally bridges the space among thought and perform because it attracts from empirical examine to signify extra quantitative techniques in the direction of auditing and bettering public places.
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