The Link in Bringing the City and People Together with Urban Design

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The Interpretation of Urban Design: The Link in Bringing the City and People Together
There is a precedent need for the presence of urban design. Urban design is the collection of arranged urban structures that creates functional spaces for people. This is an interdisciplinary practice that can involve multiple actors in fields such as urban planning, architecture, engineering, landscaping, economics, law, and many more. Strong urban designs can lead to the success of linking built structure together to create a unique space open to interpretation. These interpretations include utilizing the space for social interaction, a narrative about the city, and self-identification with the place. These perception of space will be reviewed in order …show more content…

Sepe and Pitt (2014) have a similar set of conditions that is defined as sociological value. Sociological value looks at how space influences encounters. There are three types of social relationships that derive from sociological values: (1) constituted through space, the characteristics of the site influence forms of settlement (2) constrained by space, built environment facilitates or disrupts human activity, and (3) mediated by space, the inhibition or regulation of various social activities. They conclude that urban designers, through the influence of designing the built environment, can encouragement good patterns of social interactions. An interesting method of urban design is utilizing the structures in the city, whether built, recycled, or interrupted, to create a narrative. A narrative involves storytelling and in this case, narratives can be told through the interaction or cluster of built forms over a period in time. Buildings can instigate a narrative on a personal and city level (Childs, 2008). Sepe and Pitt (2014) discuss sensory quality of space, this is the influence of the five senses, seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting, to the area. The experiences that are

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