Shared Spaces in Crowded Areas
A study of high density residential areas in the City of Baltimore showed that while there was intensive outdoor recreational activity, little of this activity happened in the parks. The study explored the reasons for the reluctance to use parks and concluded that a basic problem was the absence of management. Management of shared spaces is an important consideration in high density areas. The paper argues that where management resources are limited, public open spaces should be designed to make the most effective use of whatever resources there are. Guidelines are offered for the design of manageable spaces.
KeywordsHigh Density Area Outdoor Space Automobile Traffic Public Open Space Crowded Area
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