Private and Public Space: Analysing Spatial Relationships Between Buildings and Streets

A. van Nes, Claudia Yamu

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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss and demonstrate how to analyse the urban micro-spatial relationships between private and public spaces. These methods allow one to analyse intervisibility between buildings andstreets, entrance density from buildings towards streets, street constitutedness, and the topological depth between private and public spaces. These urban micro-scale analyses are a quantification of Jane Jacob’s (1960) and Jan Gehl’s (1996) presumptions about the interrelation between streets and building entrances and windows. Exercises are provided at the end of this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Space Syntax in Urban Studies
EditorsAkkelies van Nes, Claudia Yamu
PublisherSpringer
Chapter4
Pages113-131
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-59140-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-59139-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Street life
  • Natural surveillance
  • Active frontages
  • Building–street interface
  • Public and private spaces
  • Intervisibility
  • Topological depth
  • Street constitutedness
  • Social control

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