Morphological and functional attributes of preferred urban public spaces in Alicante province

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Title: Morphological and functional attributes of preferred urban public spaces in Alicante province
Authors: Martí Ciriquián, Pablo | Serrano-Estrada, Leticia | Nolasco-Cirugeda, Almudena
Research Group/s: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio en el Espacio Litoral
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Edificación y Urbanismo
Keywords: Public space | Plaza | Livable spaces | Social spaces | Social networks
Knowledge Area: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Citation: Martí, Pablo; Serrano-Estrada, Leticia; Nolasco-Cirugeda, Almudena. “Morphological and functional attributes of preferred urban public spaces in Alicante province”. En: Urios, David; Colomer, Juan; Portalés, Ana (Eds.). 24th ISUF International Conference. City and territory in the Globalización, Valencia 2017: Conference Proceedings, Book of Papers. València: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València, 2018. ISBN 978-84-9048-574-3, pp. 1147-1155
Abstract: Understanding the role of urban public spaces in today’s historic Spanish Mediterranean cities is a key issue for researchers and urban professionals. Increasingly, social media showcases users’ preferences, a trend that can provide an indication as to why some urban public spaces are preferred over others. This research focuses on the study of morphological and functional attributes of preferred urban public spaces in historic cities of the Province of Alicante (Spain). Two main objectives are pursued: to describe urban morphological features of preferred plazas within the city; and, to identify functional patterns taking into account building uses and activities found in these public spaces. Eight plazas, selected from a previous study using Foursquare social media data, were used as a case study. The research methodology involved the spatial definition of the plaza followed by an analysis of each plaza’s morphological and functional attributes. The results demonstrate that the preferred urban spaces have in common more functional than morphological characteristics: good accessibility; ground floor activities; and presence of landmark buildings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/75993
ISBN: 978-84-9048-574-3
DOI: 10.4995/ISUF2017.2017.5902
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights: Licensed under a Creative Commons Atribution-NonCommercial-NonDerivatives-4.0 International License
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://hdl.handle.net/10251/100764
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