Evaluation of urban places
With the marketplaces in the Middle Ages, cities developed. They were important trading places for food and handicrafts, around which the jurisdiction, church, town hall and inns were soon grouped. To this day they have great urban value and serve as a venue for cultural events in addition to food supply. In the last few decades, many spaces have been misused as parking lots or designed from the outset in such a way that they do not do justice to their actual purpose.
Based on a positive and negative example of the Freiburg square design, the following parameters of the Danish architect Jan Gehl are used in a first session for the joint evaluation:
- Protection against traffic, violence and unfavourable sensory impressions
- Equipment for sitting, standing, walking, seeing, speaking, listening, playing, being creative …
- Positive charisma with regard to the scale of the building, climatic influences and sensory impressions
At the second appointment, the participants present their self-selected places in the plenum in a short presentation, evaluate them and suggest specific improvements.
Synchronous and asynchronous program elements:
- Presentation of the place design
- Teamwork in the evaluation
- Preparatory literature with comprehension questions
- Presentation of your own space evaluation
The online module can be carried out in two consecutive dates, but it can also be booked as part of a Greencity seminar.