COMPACTNESS AND FUNCTIONALITY

Compactness is a term that represents how close or how far elements of a city are from each other. It describes building density, the spatial distribution of land uses, the percentage of available green spaces and the extent of road cover. Compactness determines the proximity of urban uses and its functions. Functionality, on the other hand, describes their interactions. This function is accompanied by the model of mobility and public space and is derived from the spatial model.

Public space is the structural element of the sustainable city model. It is a space where citizens build relationships and where services, facilities, housing and green spaces provide the main axes of social life and interactions. The quality of the public space is an indicator related to the concepts of compactness and stability.

COMPACTNESS AND FUNCTIONALITY

<<The terms compactness and functionality represent the backbone of sustainable cities, encompassing both their physical structures and the formal solutions that can be implemented.>>