Sensuous geography : the role of sensuous experience and their contemporary implications in public squares, a Lefebvrian approach

Yang, Kai-Ting & Guaralda, Mirko (2013) Sensuous geography : the role of sensuous experience and their contemporary implications in public squares, a Lefebvrian approach. In_Bo : Ricerche e progetti per il territorio, la cittá e l’architettura, 4(1), pp. 174-186.

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This paper explores the sensuous relationship amongst people and the physical elements located in public squares. The research focuses on the study of sensuous geography and its social implications in contemporary city context. Case studies were drawn from various Western countries. A Lefebvrian approach was utilized to analyse the research findings. The study has generated a preliminary sensuous geography checklist for public squares that can predict the degree of popularity and experiential qualities of public squares. However, limits existed in the paper as sensory experiences are conditioned by individual, socio-cultural and climatic influences. The study suggests further integrated approach is needed in this field of study. The research findings indicated that better knowledge of sensuous geography is important in the design and planning disciplines.

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ID Code: 60633
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Public Space, Urban Design, Placemaking, Subtropical Cities, Senses
DOI: 10.6092/issn.2036-1602/3711
ISSN: 2036-1602
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2013 01:40
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 06:07

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