Briefing: Blue Carpet, Newcastle, UK: public realm design decision making from a user perspective

Paterson, Elaine (2012) Briefing: Blue Carpet, Newcastle, UK: public realm design decision making from a user perspective. Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning, 166 (4). pp. 203-205. ISSN 1755-0793

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Public realm design decision making can be complex and variable with unpredictable results. Analysis of decision making, including the principles applied and the role of key players can help clarify ingredients for success. Crucially, assessment of the potential use of public realm space together with seeking various user views is essential. A public realm case study in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, known as The Blue Carpet is analysed with reference to these factors. Conclusions indicate that employment of a city-wide public realm strategy, based on character analysis and urban design principles is likely to provide a sound basis for decision making. In addition, potential user views must be taken on board and project management requires a strong and consistent coordinator with a holistic remit covering design, use and maintenance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: recreational facilities, urban regeneration, buildings, structures & design
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 08:53
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:05

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