Describing and locating public open spaces in urban planning

Nuno Montenegro, José Beirão, Jose M. Pinto Duarte

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One of the problems that planners face currently is the difficulty in finding appropriate guidelines for organizing public open spaces in urban areas. This invokes the need to create a system tool to describe and guide the planning of such components of the urban space. This research explores the problems related to the description and the location of public open spaces, and defines a system that integrates three distinct and complementary phases - appraisal, description, and location of public open spaces - each involving a specific methodology and associated tools. The main purpose is to provide computer-readable descriptions of patterns for planning urban space, to make available programmatic strategies and design options to the participants of the urban development process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-104
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Design Sciences and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 24 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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