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HDDC - Creating Great Urban Spaces

  1. 1. www.hddc.netCreating Great Urban Spaces: Case Studies October 30, 2011
  2. 2. Factors of Great Urban Spaces Sittable space (1 linear foot per 30 s.f. of space) Connection to the street (at least 50% frontage for retail activity) Exposure to sunlight Access to affordable food Water features Trees "Triangulation" - something to attract and bring people together like performances, public art, historic structures, etc. 2 Source: William Whyte, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
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  4. 4. Plaza de la Constitucion de Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico 4 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  5. 5. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France5 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  6. 6. Squares of Savannah, Savannah, Georgia6 Source: American Planning Association
  7. 7. Paley Park, New York, New York7 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  8. 8. Balboa Park, San Diego, California8 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  9. 9. Greenmarket Square, Cape Town, South Africa9 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  10. 10. Parc Gruell, Barcelona, Spain10 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  11. 11. Viktualienmarkt, Munich, Germany11 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  12. 12. Piazza Del Campo, Sienna, Italy12 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  13. 13. Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon13 Source: Project for Public Spaces
  14. 14. Union Square Park & Greenmarket, New York, New York14 Source: Project for Public Spaces

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