The effect of public spaces' physical features on interaction between strangers. Case study: Jurangmangu transit space

Muhammad Farhan Amran, Achmad Hery Fuad

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Abstract

A public space can be regarded as sociable and successful through its social indications, one of which is the existence of interactions between strangers. Those social interactions influence the formation of communities and social cohesion. However, social interactions within public spaces are decreasing, and one of the reasons is the condition of social over-stimulation. To induce meaningful interaction between strangers, it is necessary to consider physical features in the process of designing public spaces. One of the physical features that affects the interaction between strangers is the physical features which can generate opportunities to pause, sit, and think there. One instance of a public space capable of initiating interactions between strangers is a fourth place, and one example of which is transit spaces. This paper's objective is to examine said physical features and their effects on interactions between strangers by observing a transit space near Jurangmangu Station, South Tangerang, Indonesia. The observation that was conducted shows that interaction between strangers does not only rely on the existence of physical features that generate opportunities to sit, pause, and think more in the space. However, spatial configurations within the pausing space also play a significant role in inducing interactions between strangers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Progress on
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy, Communities and Cities - Proceedings of International Symposium on Sustainable and Clean Energy, ISSCE 2019: Quality in Research 2019
EditorsYuliusman Yuliusman, Cindy Dianita
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419896
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2020
Event16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Sustainable and Clean Energy, ISSCE 2019 - Padang, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2230
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2019 - 2019 International Symposium on Sustainable and Clean Energy, ISSCE 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityPadang
Period22/07/1924/07/19

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