Our day-to-day lives consist of formal and informal settlements in the built environment. As humans, we gravitate towards successful informal settlements (public spaces) to conduct activities such as socializing and recharging. Previous research has highlighted the importance of distinct factors in determining the success of public spaces. Still, research has failed to develop the foundation that makes all public places prosper. Through examining successful and unsuccessful public places through case studies, this research analyses the success and importance of our emotional and physical safety in public spaces through the presence or absence of sound, light, nature, boundaries, and order.
James, Tommy (Herbert)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Wilhelm, Isabella, "The Importance of Emotional and Physical Safety in the Success and Development of Public Spaces" (2022). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1219.