By Dr Georgiana Varna
In the speedily increasing public house debate of the prior few years, a ordinary topic is the ‘loss of publicness’ of up to date city public locations. This e-book takes up the problem to discover an target option to turn out or disprove this phenomenon. via taking the reader via a scientific and multi-disciplinary literature evaluate it asks the deceptively basic query: ‘What is publicness?’ It solutions this via first constructing a brand new theoretical process - ‘The twin nature of public space’, and secondly a brand new analytical instrument for measuring it - ‘The big name version of Publicness’. This pragmatic method of analysing public area is demonstrated then on 3 new public areas lately created at the post-industrial waterfront of the River Clyde, within the urban of Glasgow, united kingdom. by means of seeing the place and why convinced public areas fail, direct and knowledgeable interventions should be made to enhance them, and during this give a contribution to the construction of extra appealing and sustainable cities.
By adopting a multi-disciplinary method of make clear this ‘slippery’ notion, this publication indicates how city layout can supplement different disciplines while tackling the advanced activity of knowing and bettering the equipped environment’s public realm. It additionally bridges the space among thought and perform because it attracts from empirical learn to indicate extra quantitative ways in the direction of auditing and enhancing public places.