TECHNE 19 (2020): The public space
Essays and Viewpoint

Quality vs quantity. Is it possible to quantify the quality of public space?

Valentina Dessì
Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Lisa Astolfi
Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Published January 17, 2020
Keywords
  • Environmental sustainability,
  • Indicators,
  • Assessment,
  • Quality,
  • Livability
How to Cite
Dessì, V., & Astolfi, L. (2020). Quality vs quantity. Is it possible to quantify the quality of public space?. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (19), 114-124. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-7846

Abstract

Despite the common practice and the regulatory requirements related to the urban planning of our cities continues to define environmental quality through compliance with urban planning codes, the inadequacy of this parameter is increasingly evident. For this reason, numerous urban regeneration programs, and above all urban sustainability assessment standards, evaluate the environmental sustainability levels and livability, as if they were a project indicator. The paper describes the most consolidated indicators and proposes the use of the livability indicator of the public space promoted by the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona with some modifications that make it more consistent with the Milanese and Italian context.

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