Seasonal usage pattern of outdoor spaces in education precincts

Shooshtarian, S, Sagoo, A and Rajagopalan, P 2017, 'Seasonal usage pattern of outdoor spaces in education precincts', in Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2017), Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 July 2017, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Seasonal usage pattern of outdoor spaces in education precincts
Author(s) Shooshtarian, S
Sagoo, A
Rajagopalan, P
Year 2017
Conference name AUBEA 2017
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 3-5 July 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA 2017)
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract Successful urban open spaces can largely contribute to the enhancement of human's day to day life. Among the determinants of the quality of outdoor environments, high priority is given to ambient climatic conditions. Therefore, this study aimed to understand the usage pattern of outdoor spaces in an education precinct and discover its linkage to thermal conditions. The target population was the users of three open spaces of an education precinct selected as the case study in Melbourne, Australia. Three types of data collection methods including questionnaire survey, field observation and on-site measurements were employed to collect information about characteristics of usage pattern in the three consecutive seasons (spring 2014, summer 2015 and autumn 2015). The results shed lights on the seasonal usage pattern in the precinct and the role of spatial function on people's presence outdoors. The research findings are expected to inform guidelines on managing outdoor spaces, particularly within university campuses.
Subjects Building Science and Techniques
Keyword(s) Field survey
Educational precinct
Life quality
Thermal conditions
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