Identifying third places in relation to businesses premises in Meldrum Walk

Lamit, Hasanuddin and Ghahramanpouri, Amir and Sedaghatnia, Sepideh and Torabi, Mahdi (2012) Identifying third places in relation to businesses premises in Meldrum Walk. In: 6th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium, 6 - 7 March 2012., King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.


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Based on what Oldenburg stated, a “third place” is a place of “refuge” other than the home or workplace. It provides the opportunity for people to meet old friends or even make new ones where people can regularly visit and commune with their friends, relatives and even strangers. Mehta and Bosson (2010) concentrated on place based characteristics of “third place” and classified four groups, i.e. personalization and permeability (as subjective), and seating and shelter on the street (as objective characteristics). This paper aimed to distinguish third places and their characteristics, which support human scale and social interaction through studying in Meldrum Walk, in which the priority is given to pedestrians and nontraffic activities. In this study determining the way pedestrians perceive these environments, leads us to group all business premises as “third place” and “non third place”. “Non-third places” also divided in two groups. Only restaurants grouped under the “third place” category in Meldrum Walk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Third Place, Pedestrian priority Street, Seating, Shelter, Meldrum Walk
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:01
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:01

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