Encouraging Optional Activities and Public Engagement by Creating Good Quality Public Realm in Streets

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A city is a place where people have all the facilities and live their life thoroughly, where people feel obliged to admire, can learn, communicate, and live. The scarcity of land has become a major issue for providing a good quality urban life in developing countries. Enhancing pedestrian activities in the streets can generate a huge environmental impact in the city which can be used for the betterment of the people. The objective of the paper is to identify the necessity of shared streets for increased pedestrian movement. The paper focuses on the framework to transform a vehicular street to a shared street for inviting public activity in a controlled vehicular movement. It tries to identify the significance of streets in cities and its characteristics to upgrade the quality of urban life and to analyze the design strategies through related case studies that stimulate public activity on streets in an urban environment. The research methodology uses adaptive street strategies to critically analyze the case study and to generate a framework. The framework can be used as a general guideline to transform the vehicular street to shared street and increase the quality of the public realm that stimulate optional public activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-53
Number of pages17
JournalProceeding of the International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Architectural and Civil Engineering 2020 - Erbil, Iraq
Duration: 15 Apr 202016 Apr 2020
Conference number: 2

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