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Title: An analysis of attributes affecting urban open space design and their environmental implications
Authors: Lo, SM
Yiu, E
Lo, A
Keywords: Urban areas
Open spaces
Analytic hierarchy process
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Management of environmental quality, 2003, v. 14, no. 5, p. 604-614 How to cite?
Journal: Management of environmental quality 
Abstract: This paper analyses the factors influencing the design of urban open space from the users’ perspective. A questionnaire survey has been carried out in Hong Kong to identify the importance of each design attribute with the aid of the analytic hierarchy process. The results show that microclimate is the most important criteria. Planting and sunlight rank the highest in the sub‐criteria indicating that natural environment is the most treasured by the users of urban open spaces. Accessibility is also one of the important criteria. Hard landscape, on the contrary, ranks the least. The findings imply that urban open space cannot be considered in isolation, but an urban integration approach is required.
ISSN: 1477-7835
DOI: 10.1108/14777830310495759
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