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Spatial characteristics of urban square and sociability: a review of the City Square, Melbourne

Zakariya, Khalilah and Harun, Nor Zalina and Mansor, Mazlina and Kamarudzaman, Azlinda (2014) Spatial characteristics of urban square and sociability: a review of the City Square, Melbourne. In: AMER International Conference on Quality of Life (AicQoL 2014), 4th-5th Jan. 2014, Kota Kinabau, Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Public squares function as open spaces where people can conduct many activities and events in the city. The ‘life’ of squares evolves and changes according to the contemporary demands of the people. Learning from the evolution of the City Square in Melbourne, Australia, this study aims to analyse how its designs changed over the years in order to accommodate city life. This study employs spatial analysis to examine the relationships between the square’s physical characteristics with people’s activities. The findings reveal that square designs ought to meet evolving social, physical and environmental needs to cater for future requirements and lifestyles.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4776/36900
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban square
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr. Khalilah Zakariya
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 16:19
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36900

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