The sustainable rural public spaces : the importance of human factor for landscape planning praxis

Lipovská, Barbora and Štěpánková, Roberta: The sustainable rural public spaces : the importance of human factor for landscape planning praxis. Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia 2-3. pp. 150-158. (2010)

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Abstract

Public spaces are interior spaces of the settlement where people move, meet and rest. As the public spaces are unique in each village, their design should be unique as well taking account people's needs and the character of space. In Slovakia are villages numerous form of settlement. There are 2898 settlements, of which 2762 rural settlements - villages, representing 95.3%. Therefore the question about quality of public spaces in rural areas is actual. In creation or transformation of public spaces in rural settlements should be taken into account human and social aspect. Here is a place for analyses based on direct observations of people's behavior. By direct observation had been analyzed age. sex. user activities and traffic load of selected central public spaces. The information obtained from the analysis gives us a picture of public life in the village, what age groups use public spaces as a percentage of men and women, what activities are taking place in public places and about the loading of public spaces. In view of the landscape planning praxis the obtained information are useful: a) for location of roads and paved areas and character of their surface, b) the number, shape and location of rest areas and their equipmentx) in the design of active sites and their target groups such as children's playgrounds, playgrounds for teenagers, or sport areas for seniors, d) selection and location of plants and the overall visual modification site of public space. Gathered information, and the outcome of this paper may serve for the local authorities, residents, businesses and other stakeholders as possible source of data for designing qualitative living space.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2010
Number: 2-3
Page Range: pp. 150-158
ISSN: 1788-6392
Language: angol
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mérnöki tudományok
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 157-158. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:24
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 07. 09:30
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/11847

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