Socially Open Urban Landscapes
Socially Open Urban Landscapes (SOUL) is an exciting new approach to understanding the relationship between urban design and public life in cities through play. Play is a fundamental human trait that crosses gender, age, racial, ethnic, and cultural lines; and, represents a critical point of departure for creating cities that support heterogeneous social interactions.
This abstract is published as Shirtcliff, B. (2016). “Socially Open Urban Landscapes.” in Environmental Design Research Association National Conference in Raleigh, N.C., May 18-21, 2016. Posted with permission.