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The quality of the public open space in Engure village in Latvia

Anna Kalniņa, Natalija Ņitavska
2018 Landscape architecture and art  
The role and significance of the public open space in the world in the context of urban and populated areas is increasing and becoming important among both for professionals of related areas and for the population. The relevance of this topic in Latvia has also increased in recent years. Public open space is one of the most important aspects of the quality of the living environment, which affects the economic and sociological factors of the place. It creates the identity of the place and
more » ... he place and characterizes the society that makes it and resides there. The public open space of Engure village is evaluated in the research. Engure village is one of the coastal fishing villages in Latvia, which was formed in the 2 nd half of the 13 th century, later developing as one of the small port villages on the western coast of the Gulf of Riga. There are about 1500 inhabitants in Engure, but in the summer season, the village becomes a favorite destination for tourists and holidaymakers. Using the comparative method for the analysis of the scientific literature in the research, main determining factors of the public open space were defined and the basic criteria for the assessment of the quality, accessibility and functionality of the open space were selected. Through the evaluation of the public open space of the village, gained results reflect the quality of the public open space of Engure village, which is characterized by the availability of the place, the overall evaluation of general improvement, the greenery and the environmental quality.
doi:10.22616/j.landarchart.2017.11.03 fatcat:hkb4kcezdjeevbl6vof6gotjwe