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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Elham Mehrinejad Khotbehsara

Investigating the Role of Spatial Configuration on Pedestrian Movement Behavior in Commercial Streets
10 MAY 2023
2.30 PM - 4.00 PM

The purpose of the study is to investigate how pedestrians' movement patterns and wayfinding in cities' downtowns are influenced by spatial configuration. This research will initially examine the dynamic effects of spatial configurations on human experiences. Consequently, a combination of empirical axial line and visibility graph analysis will be conducted using the Space Syntax method and empirical observation of pedestrians' static and dynamic activities. In addition, semi-structured interviews will be utilized to validate the findings and evaluate the consistency of the above-mentioned methodologies. A combined quantitative and qualitative approach will characterize this study's research methodology. This study's results can be used as an inspiration and guide for future research on preferred spatial arrangements in low-density areas, and it will assist urban designers, architects, environmental psychologists, policymakers, and tourism managers by demonstrating the effective factors of sociable urban spaces in order to increase the quality of public spaces in regional cities.

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