Creating Liveable Public Spaces


The city and its public spaces should provide the desired setting for everyday urban life. The development of the city should foster the continuation of daily living for all social classes. Cities have continuously been losing its legacy embodied in its urban spaces and urban life, due to the lack of appreciation of the social part of sustainability in design and decision making. This research is a descriptive research that aims to retrieve the legacy of the city by understanding the logic of place-making, and generating various strategies that help in creating healthy, productive, and enjoyable spaces. First, it defines the types of public spaces; second, it explains the meaning of place-making; then, it analyses some case studies in the western and European countries, and finally, it provides practical strategies that help in creating livable spaces. This paper confirms that creating livable public spaces that suit all users is a critical issue when shaping the future of the sustainable cities.

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Bushra Zalloom, University of Zarqa, Jordan

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Conference: ECSEE2017
Stream: Social Sustainability and Sustainable Living

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