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Sociology of Urban Design and Public Space. Brivibas. The Goal. it capitalises its potential to be the spatial backbone of Riga ’ s urban structure; it reveals the cultural heritage of the city as the capital and symbolic heart of Latvia;

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the goal
The Goal
  • it capitalises its potential to be the spatial backbone of Riga’s urban structure;
  • it reveals the cultural heritage of the city as the capital and symbolic heart of Latvia;
  • it becomes an enjoyable environment in which to live, work, recreate and visit;it develops into one of the great streets in Europe
structure
Structure
  • The notion and significance of public space
  • Access, Use, Source, Nature of Public Space
  • Production of Space (sturcturing agents; public private)
  • Problematics of Public Space and its Consequences
  • Practical Analysis
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Why is public space significant (in sociology)
  • Public Sphere and Civil Society
  • Space structures experience/action
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Source
  • Nature
  • How they use it: Work, shopping, recreation/leisure,party
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Various people, various spaces, various ends: Public Space has to be diverse place of attraction and of highest quality to suit the needs of the population of the city
the goal and potential
The Goal and Potential
  • To enhance the structural and functional potential of Brivibas str, to strengthen cultural heritage and make the area more enjoyable
practical analysis
Practical Analysis
  • Residential use and its necessities (density)
  • Food (Markets)
  • Shopping (Shopt to become)
  • Recreation: Diverse (Kids, Nature)
  • Entertainment/Culture/Sightseeing
practical analysis markets
Practical Analysis: Markets
  • Markets: Sustainability and Quality of Life (cases of Jugla, Chiekurkalns, Matisa markets)
practical analysis 2 shop
Practical Analysis 2: Shop
  • Shop to become: Consumption and society
practical analysis 3
Practical Analysis 3
  • Recreation: Urban Nature (Capitalization and refurbishiment of the quality and accesibility of parks and squares
practical analysis 4 culture
Practical Analysis 4: Culture
  • Culture: Transforming, Updating and Capitalizing the collective memory of cultural institutions on Brivibas
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Brivibas street of course has is the backbone of Riga, but unless the existing potential is capitalized and marketed right some of the assets may become obsolete. If the needs of certain social groups are not met, people will leave city for the Suburb living.
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