A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR READING URBAN OPEN SPACE.

@article{AlBishawi2011AMA,
  title={A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR READING URBAN OPEN SPACE.},
  author={Manal Ahmad Al-Bishawi and Shadi Sami Ghadban},
  journal={International Journal of Architectural Research: Archnet-IJAR},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={73-85}
}
This paper suggests a methodological approach for reading and analyzing urban open spaces, based on the concept of behavioral setting, which deals with individuals and their behavior as a tool for reading the urban open space. The behavioral setting is defined as the smallest living entity in the physical environment and has three main components: physical (design), social (use) and cultural (rules). Based on that, the urban open space, as a part of the physical environment, can be considered… Expand
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