By Dr Georgiana Varna

In the quickly increasing public area debate of the prior few years, a routine subject is the ‘loss of publicness’ of up to date city public areas. This booklet takes up the problem to discover an target option to turn out or disprove this phenomenon. by means of taking the reader via a scientific and multi-disciplinary literature evaluation it asks the deceptively uncomplicated query: ‘What is publicness?’ It solutions this via first constructing a brand new theoretical process - ‘The twin nature of public space’, and secondly a brand new analytical software for measuring it - ‘The big name version of Publicness’. This pragmatic method of analysing public area is proven then on 3 new public areas lately created at the post-industrial waterfront of the River Clyde, within the urban of Glasgow, united kingdom. via seeing the place and why definite public locations fail, direct and educated interventions should be made to enhance them, and during this give a contribution to the construction of extra beautiful and sustainable cities.

By adopting a multi-disciplinary method of make clear this ‘slippery’ notion, this e-book indicates how city layout can supplement different disciplines whilst tackling the complicated job of realizing and bettering the outfitted environment’s public realm. It additionally bridges the distance among thought and perform because it attracts from empirical learn to indicate extra quantitative methods in the direction of auditing and enhancing public places.

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