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Department of Spatial Planning

Presentation at City Street^5 Conference

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The paper, co-authored with Lizaveta Chepikava from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, featured in the track “On Streets: Research Tools and Methodologies”, deals with the question of how the built form of streets in housing estates impacts the performance of streets functioning as public spaces and spaces of transit. The contribution of the paper is an instrumental approach to the evaluation of core functions of particular street spaces inherent to the typology of housing estates in relation to built fabric associated with such spaces. The approach was tested on three sites located in the Marzahn housing estate of Berlin, Germany. The wider question addressed by the work aims at uncovering the relations between built form and streets as particular places, where the concept of place understood as a system of spatially organised components enabling a particular functionality, allow for consideration of formal features and their configurations, which characterise urban form, to be investigated in relation to their functions.

The accompanying short paper will be published in the conference proceedings soon.

The CS5 is the 5th edition of the series of conferences bringing together contributions from architecture, urban design and planning, transport and mobility studies, as well as arts and humanities, with the focus on the street as the constitutive element of cities. It is organised by a large network of partner universities and institutions throughout the world. This year's event was chaired by the Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon and hosted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. The next edition will take place in 2023 in Skopje, North Macedonia.