Open spaces and quality of urban life

Cregan, M., 1990, Open spaces and quality of urban life, in: Landscape Design, , 6

  • Author : Cregan, M.
  • Year : 1990
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Design
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 6
  • Pages : 12-14
  • Abstract in English : It is argued that the holistic model offers an integrative perspective on urban open space, as opposed to the specialism of 19th century parks thinking. Open space is understood as the entire public domain, and includes as a continuum, the entirely man-made and entirely natural. The quality of open space becomes linked to the health of the city, to the concept of ecological soundness in contrast with the Victorian ‘ornamental’ view of nature. Finally, it presents a participatory model of experience in its integration of human values and spatial forms, and in its holistic perspective in which the city perceived as part of nature, and where mankind is a participant rather than a spectator.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: urban open space, quality, well-being. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research