Importance of the Public Realm Quiz

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A ______ is a broad avenue or street with roads in both directions and sidewalks for commercial or mixed uses, with trees and greenery in great scale, connecting one side of the city to the other

boulevard

An urban block is the smallest and basic unit of the city’s urban fabric, forming the central element of urban planning, surrounded by trees and streets in ¾ sides, with buildings connected to one another along the street, accommodating a mix of uses. The city blocks are the space for building urban setting. Example: Eixample in Barcelona= unique, the pattern of the blocks

grid

A ______ is a narrow path, only for pedestrians, that can be used as a shortcut, running between buildings, with no sidewalks/crosswalks and no greenery

alley

A ______ is a 4-sided, huge open space surrounded by buildings, serving as a meeting point for cars and people, centers of social and commercial interchange. They are usually very famous historical places

square

Highway high-speed traffic, connections between cities, not for pedestrians, for industrial vehicles, no greenery. Public road connecting towns and cities in a major scale. Fabric: A livable city should have a compact urban fabric that makes it walkable (but human in scale) with buildings connected to one another along the street, accommodating a mix of uses. This is a description of a ______

road

____ barked

dog

____ meowed

cat

The ______ Realm. It’s importance. ______ spaces that are accessible to the general public at no cost, where they can meet together and share different perspectives even if they don’t know each other Accessible, open: free Libraries, pathways, parks, sidewalks, the boardwalk, plazas of the church, publicly owned streets, accessible open spaces, public and civic buildings, publicly owned streets Not the beach: not man-made Importance: cities are human creations Their survival and stability depend on our actions and decisions as societies Disruptors: economic policies and dislocations, the priorities of the city, rapid technological change, housing, the development of highways, and the way the media has portrayed strangers as untrustworthy and dangerous, social and physical segregation The idea of ______ Realm as the house of the community.The place for encounter and dialogue Talking, working, playing, meeting, shopping, dancing Learn social cues, interact, and share ideas to promote well-being Gather, connect, and participate in civic life Foster a sense of belonging in an accessible public space Shared identity and pride in community Concepts: Tissue, Fabric, Square, Street, Alley, Boulevard, Urban Block, etc.

Public

The ______ Realm. It’s importance. Public spaces that are accessible to the general public at no cost, where they can meet together and share different perspectives even if they don’t know each other Accessible, open: free Libraries, pathways, parks, sidewalks, the boardwalk, plazas of the church, publicly owned streets, accessible open spaces, public and civic buildings, publicly owned streets Not the beach: not man-made Importance: cities are human creations Their survival and stability depend on our actions and decisions as societies Disruptors: economic policies and dislocations, the priorities of the city, rapid technological change, housing, the development of highways, and the way the media has portrayed strangers as untrustworthy and dangerous, social and physical segregation The idea of ______ as the house of the community.The place for encounter and dialogue Talking, working, playing, meeting, shopping, dancing Learn social cues, interact, and share ideas to promote well-being Gather, connect, and participate in civic life Foster a sense of belonging in an accessible ______ space Shared identity and pride in community Concepts: Tissue, Fabric, Square, Street, Alley, Boulevard, Urban Block, etc.

house

The Public ______. It’s importance. Public spaces that are accessible to the general public at no cost, where they can meet together and share different perspectives even if they don’t know each other Accessible, open: free Libraries, pathways, parks, sidewalks, the boardwalk, plazas of the church, publicly owned streets, accessible open spaces, public and civic buildings, publicly owned streets Not the beach: not man-made Importance: cities are human creations Their survival and stability depend on our actions and decisions as societies Disruptors: economic policies and dislocations, the priorities of the city, rapid technological change, housing, the development of highways, and the way the media has portrayed strangers as untrustworthy and dangerous, social and physical segregation The idea of Public ______ as the house of the community.The place for encounter and dialogue Talking, working, playing, meeting, shopping, dancing Learn social cues, interact, and share ideas to promote well-being Gather, connect, and participate in civic life Foster a sense of belonging in an accessible public space Shared identity and pride in community Concepts: Tissue, Fabric, Square, Street, Alley, Boulevard, Urban Block, etc.

Realm

This quiz explores the significance of public spaces accessible to all individuals for free, where people can gather and exchange diverse viewpoints. The importance of public areas like libraries, parks, and plazas are highlighted.

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