Designing healthy and liveable cities

by Marichela Sepe | 27 May 2024
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In the last ten years, concepts such as urban health and liveability have become ever more present in urban planning studies. Many companies rank the most liveable city in the world or in a nation, and many indicators are used to try to measure factors which can report the health of a place by investigating it in different ways. While it is possible to understand why a place is liveable - due to the liveability and health concepts that are being more and more explored in urban studies, and the strong influence coming from other disciplines - it is difficult to design a place that is certain to be healthy and liveable. Accordingly, aim of this book is, after the definition of the field of investigation concerning sustainable regeneration trough topics such as resilience, adaptation, health, and mixed connections, to illustrate the present-day approaches to the analysis and design of healthy places, and in particular the original Healthy Pl@ce Design method, flexible and repeatable in different contexts. The method aims to identify sustainable urban liveability and healthiness and the factors which make places liveable and healthy from users' points of view and identifying design interventions that can enhance or create both urban liveability and health. Emblematic case studies carried out in Europe, Canada and China - Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Madrid, Newcastle-Gateshead, Nice, Dublin, Vancouver and Wuhan - constitute the empirical part of the book, detailed with surveys, questionnaires, images and maps. The theoretical framework - built on contemporary issues - and international case studies make this book both attractive and scientific, adding a new stone on the sustainable city construction and opening it to a particularly wide readership, including scholars, students, administrators and professionals.
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In the last ten years, concepts such as urban health and liveability have become ever more present in urban planning studies. Many companies rank the most liveable city in the world or in a nation, and many indicators are used to try to measure factors which can report the health of a place by investigating it in different ways. While it is possible to understand why a place is liveable - due to the liveability and health concepts that are being more and more explored in urban studies, and the strong influence coming from other disciplines - it is difficult to design a place that is certain to be healthy and liveable. Accordingly, aim of this book is, after the definition of the field of investigation concerning sustainable regeneration trough topics such as resilience, adaptation, health, and mixed connections, to illustrate the present-day approaches to the analysis and design of healthy places, and in particular the original Healthy Pl@ce Design method, flexible and repeatable in different contexts. The method aims to identify sustainable urban liveability and healthiness and the factors which make places liveable and healthy from users' points of view and identifying design interventions that can enhance or create both urban liveability and health. Emblematic case studies carried out in Europe, Canada and China - Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Madrid, Newcastle-Gateshead, Nice, Dublin, Vancouver and Wuhan - constitute the empirical part of the book, detailed with surveys, questionnaires, images and maps. The theoretical framework - built on contemporary issues - and international case studies make this book both attractive and scientific, adding a new stone on the sustainable city construction and opening it to a particularly wide readership, including scholars, students, administrators and professionals.
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