Urban open spaces are integral parts of city life to provide better quality of life. Rapid development processes initiate expansion of the city but lead to declining green open spaces. Mymensingh, a city of Bangladesh, is on verge of expansion, which raises question about sustaining its riverfront, green open spaces and historical relics. Because of the close proximity with the capital, Dhaka, it will possibly become a high density city in future, while it is expanding to the other side of the river Brahmaputra. Mymensingh Circuit House Park, which is a riverfront park, is taken as a case study to structure the research and central focus, as a vast green space with a historical playground. The following study examines the quality of urban open space, integration with adjacent neighborhood and user’s perception. Different methodological approaches were used for data collection and analysis, including informal interview, attitudinal questionnaire, observation through photographic evidence and spatial configurational analysis using ‘Space Syntax’. The study considers the relevant type of usages and future structure plan of expansion of Mymensingh city. The study shows how to develop the relationship between open spaces and city dwellers and schematic design proposal of an ecological corridor as touristic walking trail connecting open spaces and historical places, with future growing urban settlement. The possible correlation between green and blue infrastructure could ensure the better life quality of the city and sustain its green core and historical identity.
Sharmin, Farzana and Perveen, Mansura
"Evaluating Open Space in Urban Fabric on Basis of Different Landscape Aspects Case Study: Circuit House Park, Mymensingh, Bangladesh,"
Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning: Vol. 6
, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/fabos/vol6/iss1/20
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