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Streetscape Regeneration Based on the Walking-friendly Research¿¿An Example of Lijiao Urban Village Design

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Streetscape Regeneration Based on the Walking-friendly Research¿¿An Example of Lijiao Urban Village Design.

Rel. Mauro Berta, Edoardo Bruno. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, 2022

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The revitalisation of urban villages as an important urban design issue is a diverse and complex topic with high research value. "Both 'pedestrian friendliness' and 'streetscape' emphasise the experience of the human visual dimension, with comfort and aesthetics of the street among the important design objectives. Streetscape quality is also an important factor in the pedestrian friendliness index. Since urban villages are usually small and the streetscape quality is not very high, this article aims to explore the streetscape renewal strategy in urban villages and uses pedestrian friendliness as the starting point for the research. In the first chapter, through on-site research and analysis of the current situation, a number of problems related to pedestrian-friendly streetscape design in Lijiao village are identified (e.g. inadequate traffic planning resulting in large numbers of motor vehicles parking and taking up landscape resources, lack of consistent management of roads and lanes resulting in narrow or blocked lanes), while the characteristics of individual roads in the urban village (in particular, the height-to-width ratio of roads, the proportion of sky and green visibility to roads, the evenness of the road surface and other quantifiable indicators) are also identified. The study also found that the characteristics of each street in the urban village (in terms of quantifiable indicators such as the height-to-width ratio of the streets, the proportion of sky and greenery on the streets, and the evenness of the street surface) also form a unique and attractive streetscape of the urban village that has the potential to create a multi-level pedestrian experience, which forms the basis for the research and design objectives. The study is design-led and focuses on design strategies. Based on the theoretical research findings and the factors influencing streetscape renewal, the indicators and contents of the streetscape renewal strategy from a pedestrian-friendly perspective are derived from the concept of pedestrian-friendliness and the evaluation indicators. Chapter 4 examines the indicators and design contents and proposes specific streetscape renewal strategies for Lijiao Village. Chapter 4 examines the indicators and design contents and proposes specific regeneration strategies for the streetscape of Lijiao Village. Finally, the macro planning strategies and the design strategies for intersections focusing on streetscape regeneration are presented in the context of the design outcomes. The main focus of the paper is on the problem of the existing pedestrian friendliness rating system, which is too mechanical and general. Using a sample of 12 streets in Lijiao Village, a correlation analysis between subjective evaluation of walking experience and various quantifiable indicators in streetscape is conducted to analyse the streetscape characteristics of streets with high pedestrian satisfaction and to establish regeneration strategies for different types of streets.

Relators: Mauro Berta, Edoardo Bruno
Academic year: 2022/23
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 200
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-04 - ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/24006
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