More city with less space: Vision for lifestyle

Katrin Bohn, André Viljoen

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An important characteristic of CPULs is the way in which a variety of occupations occur, such as gardening, farming, commuting, playing sport, leisure time activities like parties and picnics, which are undertaken by a variety of occupants, for example, schoolchildren, market gardeners, city dwellers, retired people. . . . This variety of occupants may engage with one or more of the occupations found within CPULs. The range of possible permutations between an individual occupant of a CPUL and their single, or many, activities or occupations is large and greater than in many public facilities, such as leisure centres. CPULs combine the tranquil qualities of a park with physical activities. They are as likely to be occupied by someone seeking a place to rest and read, as by someone else wanting physical exercise (Figure 25.1). Continuous networks or local areas of productive urban landscape will provide the space for a variety of activities. Open-air sports areas can be imagined, not bounded by a fence, or enclosed by a roof, but rather a loose network of paths for running and fields for games, like an open-air gym. Schools, leisure centres and clubs overlooking Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes gain access to a shared public realm, providing external space for a number of activities and occupations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContinuous Productive Urban Landscapes
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Cities
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780080454528
ISBN (Print)9781138135949, 9780750655439
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2005


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