URBAN QUALITY OF UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

  • YEAR
    2014
  • AUTHORS
    Silvia, Jussara Maria
    Heitor, Teresa Valsassina
    Da Silvia, Luisa Cannas
  • CATEGORIES
    2014 Conference Papers
    Simulation Prediction & Evaluation

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This paper focuses on the urban condition of university precincts, aiming at exploring their vitality potential, i.e. the capacity to generate urban activities and transactions. The role and contribution of the urban morphology is explored, based on a comparative analysis between two realities: Curitiba, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal through two case studies: Universidade Federal do Paran√°, in Brazil and Cidade Universit√°ria de Lisboa, in Portugal. The two cities present similarities in features such as dimension of the region area, and cam-pus relevance. The analysis is developed based on a morphological description, obtained through the methodological use of space syntax tools, and complemented by in loco observations. It attempts to quan-tify measures such as integration and visibility, crossing this infor-mation with the direct observation. The final aim of this paper is to explore the impact of the campus morphological features on the abil-ity to generate urban vitality.

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