The memorable image and city centre: Rise of urban enclaves and decline of cultural quarters

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Abstract

The concept of 'imageability' was fist established by Lynch (1960, p. 9), who emphasises on the importance of meaning, legibility and visibility in the physical environment. Akin to this, this study will explore the value of a memorable image within the city centre's quarters, by analysing social interaction, pedestrian flow and human perception. Consequently, some growing urban areas of our age - as new rivals of the growing retail industry-are constrained by planners and policy-makers to maximise their retailing capabilities, thereby often experiencing rapid image and environmental transformations. This particular study will focus upon the relationship between two retailing - yet connected but different - quarters of a city centre and the impact that a hugely-scaled urban shopping mall can have upon the whole image and memory of a city centre. A case study of two main quarters in City Centre of Derby, UK will be analysed in order to give theoretical suggestions to planning and design of the future yet similar developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
EditorsSamson Zhoujun Liu, Arshad Ali Javed, Faye Danfei Ni, Allan Weilin Shen
PublisherFaculty of Construction and Land Use the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages709-716
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881731173
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPC 2011
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/07/1112/07/11

Keywords

  • Image
  • Memory
  • Social Interaction
  • Urban Enclave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science (all)

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