Proposing Social Capitalization Indices of Street Blocks for Evaluation of Urban Space Quality
Abstract:The concept of Social Capitalization as the means of evaluating the sustainability of a block of buildings is introduced, and Social Capitalization Index is defined. A study of three districts in and around Nagoya SCI shows that well-planned blocks have much higher SCIs than other blocks and that in the mixed land-use areas of commerce and housing within the city centre there are some dominant factors such as ineffective land use and inharmonious building form which depreciate the SCI
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2003
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