An exploratory assessment of Diana Krall Plaza, Nanaimo BC

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Reynes, Patricia (Tricia)
This research project is an exploratory assessment of the design and use of public space. Specifically, it explores both the design elements and use of an existing public space the Diana Krall Plaza in the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia. This study employs the perspectives and methodologies of minds like Jane Jacobs, William H. Whyte, and Jan Gehl to establish a systemized method of understanding and observing how people experience space. This research utilizes replicable assessment criteria which was informed by previous public space - public life studies. The objectives of this research project are to (1) to develop criteria for evaluating public space, and (2) to acquire tangible and systemized knowledge of how people interact with Diana Krall Plaza based on analysis, not assumption.
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