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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 (2014) Spatial characteristics of urban square and sociability: a review of the City Square, Melbourne. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 153 (16). pp. 678-688. ISSN 1877-0428

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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: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4776/39352
Uncontrolled Keywords: public space; spatial analysis; square; urban
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: 02 Dec 2014 10:56
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39352

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