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METHODS FOR STUDYING PUBLIC SPACES' IMPACT ON THEIR LIFEHow to understand and improve them for their purposeKristin Westlundprogramcode. 2018Luleå University of Technology department. i Title: METHODS FOR STUDYING PUBLIC SPACES' IMPACT ON THEIR LIFE Author: Kristin Westlund, [email protected] Master thesis 30 HE credits Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, Architectural Engineering Luleå University of Technology Examiner: Agatino Rizzo, Associate Professor at Luleå University of Technology Supervisor: Adolfo Sotoca, Associate Professor at Luleå University of Technology ii Preface Urban planning has changed a lot over the course of its lifetime. From a tool to maximise efficiency in the infrastructure (like fitting as many people as possible into one space or cars in the streets) to one for securing the living qualities for the city’s inhabitants. This led to a new goal: “creating cities fit for people”, with new methods as follow that study how life is affected by the buil...