Inclusive Design for Open Spaces in Dense Older Districts: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong and Guangzhou

Jia Xin Xiao, Kin Wai Michael Siu (Corresponding Author), Ming Jun Luo

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Abstract

In recent years, researchers, urban planners and local authorities have more actively made tremendous efforts to improve the quality of open spaces. Policy strategies for inclusive and barrier-free environments have been promulgated, however, most of the inclusive open space policies and standards are catered for the newly built constructions. The inclusive design for renovated open spaces are seldom discussed. Using open spaces in Hong Kong and Guangzhou as case studies, this paper identifies barriers to and opportunities for the creation of inclusive open spaces in dense older districts. The paper proposes a framework with six key elements, namely accessibility, reliability, responsibility, flexibility, legibility and resonance, based on analysis of six categories of design and services. The results show that public participation is required during the different stages of planning, decision-making and evaluation. Finally, the paper provides some suggestions for researchers, urban planners as well as policymakers to consider how to improve the quality of open spaces in densely older districts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2021
EditorsCliff Sungsoo Shin, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico, Shuichi Fukuda, Yong-Gyun Ghim, Gianni Montagna, Cristina Carvalho
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages306-313
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030808280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
EventAHFE International Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume260
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Inclusive design
  • Open space
  • Public design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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