Public Open Spaces in Kathmandu Valley: A Review of Contemporary Problems and Historic Precedents

Chitrakar, Rajjan Man (2011) Public Open Spaces in Kathmandu Valley: A Review of Contemporary Problems and Historic Precedents. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.

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The current growth of Kathmandu Valley has been malignant in many ways which suggests a decline of public realm in the city. As the current efforts for planning and design of public open space exhibit numerous problems related to both physical and social aspects of city building, this book examines the shortcomings with contemporary urban development from urban planning and design point of view and attempts to suggest methods to overcome such shortcomings based on the study of historic urban squares. This book identifies the inherent urban design qualities of the historic urban squares in order to learn from them and also attempts to put forward the principles and guidelines for contemporary public space design based on such findings.

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ID Code: 90850
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Kathmandu Valley, Patan City, historic urban squares, public open space, public realm, urban growth
ISBN: 9783843380980
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2015 01:33
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 05:12

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