The Need to Evaluate Urban Green Spaces in the City Core in Bengaluru
Ar. Sreesha S Bhat1, Monalipa Dash2

1Ar. Sreesha S Bhat, Nitte Institute of Architecture, Mangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Monalipa Dash, University of Mysore, Mysore (Karnataka), India
Manuscript received on 21 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 908-913 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11710782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1171.0782S319
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Abstract: With the rising demand for the study on various factors impacting the microclimate and the parameters influencing the quality of life in cities today, the evaluation of the different socially active zones or more specifically, the green areas on the city limit has become equally important to consider for researchers who mainly deal with the growth of urban areas. Accordingly, the aim of this research is to analyse such green spaces located at the city core, either historically located as voids in the city core to organise the development or originally drawn by planning authorities, so as to add as some catalyst activity zones amongst various other urban land uses. Henceforth, more like a descriptive research approach was adapted which was based on number of literature studies, documentation of the typology of green spaces, field visits of the identified green areas and direct observations drawn during the visits. Such a type of descriptive investigation helps in identifying the impact of these green spaces towards the immediate surroundings and also the other factors like economic and ecological attributes that affect the quality of life nearby. The investigation for the noted open spaces in this study have mainly two components, one being the qualitative measuring tool and the other being the quantitative measuring tool. In the first stage the quantitative analysis records sky view factor, that helps in defining the shading intensity in a particular open space, while in the second stage, the qualitative analysis like building use around the green space and the type of activity documented helps in defining the relationship between both the stages of analysis to infer the quality of the open space and their impact of the immediate surrounding. Finally, based on the analysis, the inference of the kind of activity in the open space and the kind of end user is directly proportional to the relation between the intensity of shade and the urban land use type adjacent to the open space respectively.
Keywords: Urban Spaces City Quantitative Evaluation.
Scope of the Article: Municipal or Urban Engineering