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Measuring and Evaluating the Quality of Urban Walkways from the Perspective of the Creative Urban Space

Version 1 : Received: 28 May 2021 / Approved: 28 May 2021 / Online: 28 May 2021 (10:57:07 CEST)

How to cite: Ekrasardashti, A.; Sajadzadeh, H.; Aram, F. Measuring and Evaluating the Quality of Urban Walkways from the Perspective of the Creative Urban Space. Preprints 2021, 2021050693 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0693.v1). Ekrasardashti, A.; Sajadzadeh, H.; Aram, F. Measuring and Evaluating the Quality of Urban Walkways from the Perspective of the Creative Urban Space. Preprints 2021, 2021050693 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0693.v1).

Abstract

In recent years, urban planners and designers have paid attention to improve the creative factors in big and small cities in order to make the urban environment more attractive. It seems that improving desirable urban environmental qualities and walkability approaches such as flexibility, happiness, and vitality, provides the necessary background for creating creative urban spaces. The case study zone is urban walkways in Rasht that which has been completed four years ago. In this paper, after conceptualizing the nature of the creative city, as well as reviewing the views of the thinkers regarding the qualities of the environment, a conceptual model of creative urban space has been developed. Then, the indicators and criteria of creative urban space have been evaluated through the questionnaire and analysis through SPSS software and regression model, Pearson and Friedman. The result of the analyses of the five spatial, functional, social, perceptual, and environmental components and their relationship is expressed that factors such as paving streets, the development of local markets, the Suitability of urban walkways for physically and mentally handicapped people, the use of cultural elements, the use of diverse urban furniture and nightlife after building urban walkways play an important role in the realization of urban creative space in Rasht city.

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Subject Areas

Urban walkways; Creative city, Urban Space

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