Park Design and User Behavior Pattern: A Case Study of the High Line Park in New York
Gallo, Warren C.
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Master of Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
This research describes patterns of use in the High Line Park and investigates the relationship between the design of this elevated park and the ways parks like these are utilized. Mixed methods were used for this research, including direct observations and personal interviews. Research was conducted to answer the following questions: first, what are users’ activity patterns in the different sections of the High Line? Second, how do the users’ activity patterns vary at different times of the day? And finally, how do the site layout and the design elements affect the users’ behavior? The results show that the Plaza area and the Lawn area were the most used spaces compared to other spaces that were observed. In conclusion, this study suggests that the design features that are related to planting design, seating areas, and pathways are very important elements to promote activity, as specifically observed in the High Line.
Mahadin, Yazan, "Park Design and User Behavior Pattern: A Case Study of the High Line Park in New York" (2016). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3452.