Urban Planning Questions Test! Trivia Quiz

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Urban Planning Questions Test! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    It is the art and science of city building. It is a multidisciplinary practice. It is the art of relating structures to one another and to their natural setting to serve the contemporary living. A set of plans for cities that aims to increase public benefits. The process of the form and character of the city. It is the language of the city.
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    The 3 main urban design goals.
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    Who is it for?
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    These people are concerned more with the fitness of purpose and quality of life than on the physical dimensions of a place or space.
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    These people look for investment in the city for its growth and development.
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    These people places investments and is largely profit-oriented.
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    These people are concerned more about good design, character, and sense of place and the physical aspect.
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    Benefits of Good Urban Design.
  • 9. 
    2 Elements of Urban Design.
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    Most pronounced elements of the city. Forms the street walls of the city and creates a sense of space.
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    These are the living room of the city. i tmakes high quality of life in the city possible. Ranges from Grand plazas to small parks.
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    Defined by its physical dimensions and characters. These are connections between spaces and places and it is a network pattern that defines a city.
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    The element that enables movement in the city. It connects parts of the city and helps shape it. The balance of pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular and railway systems that defines the city's accessibility and permeability.
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    The green parts of the city. Sidewalk planting, urban parks, and street trees and creates a soft contrast to the hard urban environment.
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    The Physical Elements of the city.
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    The distinctive identity of a particular place results from the interaction of many factions.
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    The physical conditions facilitating access within a city.
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    The concentration of population and activity in an urban area.
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    A variety of different living and working activities are in close proximity within a neighborhood. If offers a better sense of well-being and enhanced social equity.
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    The capacity of urban buildings and neighborhoods to adapt to changing needs.
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    The physical environment that forms the setting for community and public life.
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    Integration Between and within the organization involved in urban policy, planning and implementation.
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    The public consultation process and other forms of involvement in urban design projects. It can improve the fit between design and user needs by providing informed direction for decision making.
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    The Core Elements of Urban Design.
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    Author of the Image of the City.
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    5 Basic components which people use to construct their mental image of a city.
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    Routes of circulation, channels where the observer moves around the city. streets, walkways, transit lines and canals.
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    Termination of a district, Boundaries that break urban development. Shores, walls, ports, and gates.
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    Sections of the city with an identifiable character. Visually homogenous in their urban mixture, and usually homogenous in Land Uses.
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    Prominent visual features of the city. Point of reference based on visual distinctiveness. Buildings, Mountains and monuments, etc.
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    Places of intense activity usually found at intersections of paths. Distinguished from landmark by its active function. Junctions, squares, street corners.
  • 32. 
    The idea that the built structures should provide its users with an essentially ______, enriching their opportunity by_______ available to them.
  • 33. 
    7 qualities of responsive environments.
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    Number of alternative ways through an environment. Where people can go and where they cannot. Choices of access must be offered to people. These alternatives must be Visible. Public and private access must complement each other.
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    The range of uses available to the public. It offers a mix of activities to the widest range of possible users. The different uses and activities must be compatible in order for the mix to work. Different activities, forms and people provide a rich perceptual mix
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    The quality which makes a place graspable. How easily understandable the opportunities offered to people. How people can understand the place's layout.
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    2 Levels of legibility.
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    The degree to which people can use a given space. Places that can be used for many different purposes offer their users more choice. The widest possible range of likely activities and future uses both in the short term and long term. It affects the building height, depth, floor area, and accessibility.
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    Spaces that are least likely to change their function during its entire lifetime.
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    The detailed appearance of the place that makes people aware of the choices available. It strongly affects the interpretation people put on places.
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    Range and variety of choices of sensory experience. 5 Senses: Sight, smell, hearing, touch, and motion. A range and variety of choices of sensory experience.
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    The extent to which people can put their owns tamp on the place where they live and work. This is the way most people achieve an environment that refects their own taste and values. It improves the variety and legibility of a place.