About the open urban space atlas

The aim of the atlas diagrams is to explore the position of future CPULs amongst other contemporary open space designs and to extract their unique qualities. The comparison is based on our three criteria spaciousness, occupation and ecology with themes chosen to highlight the posi­tive differences and qualities of CPULs compared to other open urban space.

The judgement of individual open spaces in such a format is rough, with the choice of criteria being ‘sustainably subjective’, but nevertheless the result indicates where the benefits of integrating CPULs into cities would lie.

Each diagram compares 6 (out of 14) contempo­rary European open urban spaces to a future CPUL and to either a community garden or allot­ment site as examples of open space types that hold urban agriculture already.

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