IS THERE ANY ROOM FOR PUBLIC? DEMOCRATIC EVALUATION OF PUBLICNESS OF PUBLIC PLACES

Mohammad Reza Pourjafar, Maryam Shoaei Zangir, Seyed Navid Mashhadi Moghadam, Rahil Farhani

Abstract


This study aims to evaluate the level of publicness of public places. For fulfillment of its primary goal, this paper firstly searches deeply in existence publicness literatures. In the second part, with aim of finding appropriate model, this paper debates on previous models of publicness and represents a democratic evaluation through a multi-criteria decision making model. Evaluating by people has an undeniable advantage due to good experience and better knowledge of folks about their living environment. This study assesses the level of publicness by using the proposed methodology based on management, access and users dimensions. The findings of this paper shows that regardless of public places ownership, the level of publicness of Tehran cases are in the middle of a hypothetical fully public place.

Keywords


Publicness; Evaluation; Public places; VIKOR Model





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ISSN 1982-3932
DOI: 10.4090/juee