How Do People Of All Ages Meet Play Socialize In Neighborhoods/Streets In The Western World ? A Summary of Jan Gehl's Research
Hi Play Socializing Potential
*One to two storey home kitchen windows facing street.
*Covered front porch that seats 4 adults plus baby carriage
*Side walk at road
*Cars parked on road
*Houses set maximum 15 feet from sidewalk
*Space between houses (side to side) 15 ft.
*Restriction on through car traffic
People of all ages, in the above environment
This is true Neighborhood Watch
Low (or No) Play Socializing Potential
*One or two storey homes low use room facing street.
*No roof, 2 foot by 3 foot concrete stoop at front entrance
*Often no sidewalks at road
*No cars parked on street - cars in two car garage
*Houses set back 30 or 40 feet or more from road.
*Space between homes at least 15 ft.
*Little or no restriction to through car traffic
People of all ages will spend 85% of their time in the backyard when outside (when at home)
Hi-Rise condominium and apartment buildings have near zero potential for meeting -playing -socializing.