Confronting the Conundrum of Shared Space Street Design

Turner, Robert, Kamel Ahmed, Ehab orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6737-9356 and Ramadan, Amal (2020) Confronting the Conundrum of Shared Space Street Design. In: Humanizing Cities Through Car-Free City Development and Transformation. IGI Global, Hershey, USA. ISBN 9781799835073

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This chapter discusses the challenges and debates related to the concept of Shared Space street design via demonstrating the case of the ongoing Masterplan development scheme of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, North West England, United Kingdom. Based on hands-on experience, being involved with the project on multiple layers; in project management, working, and living in Preston City, the authors employ observational analysis methods to explore and reflect on the challenges UCLan Masterplan has faced, how it learned from the city’s most recent Shared Space development (the Fishergate Project), and they further expand on their prediction on how the project may influence the transformation of Preston’s public realm. This chapter aims to start a debate on how Shared Space tactics can lead to near-Car-Free urban zones and contribute to the enhanced people-focused urban experience.

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