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Title: Assessment on the perceived needs of condominium residents on the functional uses and values of neighborhood open spaces: the cases of Jemo one condominium site, Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Mulugeta Maru
Eyerusalem Getnet
Keywords: neighborhood;open space;condominium;perception
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Addis Ababa University,EiABC
Abstract: Open spaces in the neighborhood are vital aspects of urban planning and design in environmental and social dimension of living condition. In the planning and designing process of open space, identifying the community’s interest towards the open space is important to determine the functional use and value of the space to meet the society’s need. This research investigates the functional use and values of neighborhood open space and perceptions of condominium communities so as to evaluate the effectiveness of the provided open space among the neighborhood. The study focus on gathering the community perceived needs towards open space and how they would prefer it to be by taking Jemo I condominium residential site as a case study. The case study is selected because most of the residents are relocated to this condominium site from deteriorate slum settlement and residents who use a rental house from all over the country which create the social diversification in terms of age, income status, and living background. Due to this the site is selected to carryon this study. To go through this study, a descriptive methodology is followed. Representative households were selected using simple random sampling to participate on structured questionnaire for this paper. Out of the total buildings clustered with open space 10% of the buildings are selected and among those 20% of one bed room, two bed room and three bed room households are selected. Inputs data for this study were collected using interview, questionnaire and site survey techniques to gather information about the functional use of the open space, community’s common perception of the space, accessibility and adequacy of the space and the space supporting the social affairs. Base on the findings and discussions it is understood that the space usage is dominated by household work related actives which weakness significance of the open spaces for interaction and recreation, Poor management of open space for the enhancement, activities overlapping to each other, Community perception towards open space influenced by the current limited function of the open space and Difficulties of implementing planned open space and integrating landscape design to the neighborhood plan. Therefore, the recommendations in addition with the design typology proposed address the issues that reflect the perception of condominium community in Jemo I Addis Ababa.
Description: Thesis submitted to the graduate studies program of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of all requirements for the degree of Masters Science in Environmental Planning and Landscape Design.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11276
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