Proceedings of the 8th International Conference On Humanities, Psychology and Social Science
The function of urban public spaces in medium size cities in Greece. First evaluation for Chalkida, Greece
Efthimios Bakogiannis, Charalampos Kyriakidis, Efthimia Kourmpa and Siolas Angelos
Urban spaces consist of necessary types of spaces for a city. Their value is timeless and many researches have studied this topic. This research paper focused on people’s perception about urban spaces in medium size cities in Greece. The research questions aimed to be answered were: How people use the urban spaces in medium size cities in Greece and why? How can people contribute in improving their cities? Larisa was chosen as case studies. Using qualitative data collection methods, it was concluded that there is a strong relation between public space morphology, people’s perception and social life in the cities. These conclusions could be useful in implementing successful planning interventions, in the context of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
Keywords: urban spaces, medium size cities, sustainable mobility, regeneration projects, people engagement.