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Vertical Living Vs Sustainable Communities: Open Design within High Density Urban Neighbourhoods in Kong Space Hong

Show simple item record Coorey, SBA 2014-08-07T15:00:09Z 2014-08-07T15:00:09Z 2014-08-07
dc.identifier.issn 2012-5720 en_US
dc.description.abstract is an important determinant for building sustainable communities. In Hong Kong the open spaces allocated within vertical neighbourhoods act as extended semi-public living spaces from the otherwise tight private living spaces. This paper focuses on such open spaces which are designed and allocated for communal activity. In the case of hyper dense cities such as Hong Kong the attributes of urban compactness and mixed use, have implications on the quality of open space, impacting the residents' satisfaction and use of such spaces. Such implications hamper the quality of open space and thereby its influence on building sustainable communities. Literature identifies some negative factors such as the lack of open space provisions, crowding, lack of privacy, lack of greenery and poor environmental quality and positive factors such as reduced. travel time, better social contact and safety in open spaces. This paper tests the impact such factors have on the overall satisfaction and use of open space in vertical neighbourhoods. Questionnaire surveys are conducted in selected high density neighbourhoods in Hong Kong in order to collect data on open space evaluations by the residents. Statistical analysis is done to identify the significant variables influencing optimal user satisfaction and its implications on building sustainable communities in vertical neighbourhoods. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Open Space en_US
dc.subject Compact Neighbourhoods en_US
dc.subject Vertical Living en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Communities en_US
dc.title Vertical Living Vs Sustainable Communities: Open Design within High Density Urban Neighbourhoods in Kong Space Hong en_US
dc.type Article-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.year 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.journal Bhumi: the Planning Research Journal, University of Moratuwa en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 3 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 42-50 en_US en_US

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