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Record number 508024
Title Transforming spaces into lively public open places : case studies of practical interventions
Author(s) Cilliers, E.J.; Timmermans, W.
Source Journal of Urban Design 21 (2016)6. - ISSN 1357-4809 - p. 836 - 849.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2016.1234336
Department(s) Alterra - Climate change and adaptive land and water management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Abstract

Urban public open spaces are an important part of the urban environment, creating the framework for public life. The transformation of open space into successful public places is crucial in this regard. In the context of target-driven performance it is essential to identify the value of successful public open places, along with characteristics that define them. This research evaluated three case studies in Belgium (Namur, Wavre and La Louviere) which successfully transformed spaces into lively public open places. The transformation was captured by means of before-and-after imagery and analyses, and evaluated in terms of space-usage prior to, and after redesign, along with the experience and added value that the redesign brought to the area.

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