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Public Space Site-Specific Assessment: Guidelines to Achieve Quality Public Spaces at Neighbourhood Level

Author(s): Chiara Martinuzzi, Christelle Lahoud

The Public Space Site-specific Assessment consists of a series of activities and tools to understand the quality of public spaces and influence, through a participatory process, the design of the site. The assessment focuses on a selected open public space and its five (5) minute walking radius (equivalent to 400-meter distance) hereafter referred to as the ‘walkable radius ’. The guideline supports the user on how to gather the right data and what information is needed to make public spaces safer, more inclusive and easily accessible
by proposing innovative design and planning solutions.

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