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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Angelika Manner (2008): Wie geht's? Wege als Infrastruktur für Lebensqualität im Stadtviertel anhand des Beispiels Ober Sankt Veit in Wien.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 267. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Which ways to go for ways to be well? Footpaths - an infrastructure for the quality of life in the neighbourhood, based on the example of Ober Sankt Veit in Vienna `Ways to be well` in this context refers to structures of streets, paths, places etc. that are suitable for walking and beneficial to health and wellbeing. The paper gives a synopsis of the theoretical basics and explains principles for good quality planning ror walking and it demonstrates planning proposals based on existing examples. The goal of this paper is to show how walking and being outdoors, with its benefits on health and wellbeing, can be brought back into daily life again. The quality of life is considerably dependent upon it. Therefore different surveys of the structures of streets and paths in the area of Ober Sankt Veit (as an example area) have been done. The idea for the diploma thesis was born out of thoughts to the up-to-date discussion about health problems caused by the lack of exercise in modern society and from following the urgent topic of environment- and climate protection in context with mobility. Theories of various disciplines are given on the subject of streets and paths as open spaces and connections. Based on them, landscape planning evaluations and proposals are made. The streets and paths and the actual use of parcels and buildings is typified and mapped. Furthermore, examples of street- and path stretches are explored in depth in their different aspects through an inventory and interpretation of spatial structures and buildings, as well as an assessment of the user groups and use. Additionally, an analysis of psychological effects of open space with methods of space perception is shown. Finally, planning suggestions are given, based on these surveys.

Beurteilende(r): Schneider Gerda

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