How might Henri Lefebvre's concept of 'appropriation' be applied to lane morphologies to increase the walkability of Glasgow's Blythswood gridiron? The research-led design project explore the urban sociological and physical aspects of walking, and raise questions for city planners and designers for the inclusion of pedestrian-centric walkability in the planning process.
Density, in relationship to the network of street vendors: A look at Bangkok’s block density & their representation of public realms
Academia Letters, February 2022
There are several overlapping methods in calculating urban density used in the research field - each with its own exclusion of certain aspects of the urban fabrics beyond the built forms. By testing the prevalent density measurement methods to understand the organisation of street vendors in Bangkok, this study not only looks at the density of the built form but also its functional use; and their relation to the public realm.
A Walk in Glasgow: a closer look at pedestrians and walking conditions in city centre area, through the time
December 2021 (unpublished)
A person, the act of walking (roaming, wandering) and, the civic environment. People learn to walk at a young age, often before learning how to talk. Yet, research on walkability tend to 'flatten' the notion to those of the quantifiable urban tissues. What does it mean to be walking in the city? What does it take, and how might things change without one (or more) factors of the walk?