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    This research project aims to understand how the use of public space within cites, via the use of new mapping tools can visually show the use of … Read More
    This research project aims to understand how the use of public space within cites, via the use of new mapping tools can visually show the use of space over a prolonged period to help to locate and address spaces which are over looked as no go spaces and the role these will play within the future of our built environment. Read Less
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Hello and welcome,

This webpage is a brief summary of the mapping exercise I am currently undertaking as part of my dissertation. Listed below is an explanation as to what I am trying to do and why. If you would like to participate there are also instructions below explaining what you will need to do. it does not take long and would be both useful and interesting as you are able to not only allow me access to your information but be able to see it yourself.
 
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Summary

This research project aims to understand how the use of public space within cites, via the use of new mapping tools can visually show the use of space over a prolonged period to help to locate and address spaces which are over looked as no go spaces and the role these will play within the future of our built environment.
Project Description

As part of my architecture course, at the University of Liverpool, I intend to compile a written peice of work to explore the above.

My research will be focused on the City of Liverpool, UK but examples of use across the globe would be greatly welcomed to show a precedent for further implementation of my research.

In my research I argue that the ideal splendour of any future utopian city to emerge from an existing city would not be possible without architectural spaces of poor quality to generate a visible and emotional contrast. That we cannot progress without preserving and protecting the spaces widely considered poor space associated with negative connotations within the built environment as well as what is considered the best of man’s achievements.
HOW TO HELP

1. Register with openpaths website.
2. Load app onto you smart phone.
3. Await email request for use of you information.
4. Log into website and confirm.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE



1. Open and register to the Openpaths website: https://openpaths.cc

You will aslo be able to more information on both my project and the mapping tool open path provides by looking through this website.




2. Once registered you will need to download the FREE OpenPaths app for your smart phone by following the link TOOL on the top of the webpage. Alternatively you can download them straight from your phone via the app stores.

3. Run & Log In to the app. Open from time to time if you like to see a great map of your activity within the city. If viewed through the website features allow for movement to be shown in relation to time!




4. Await email from me via openpaths requesting approval for access to your data. Once receieved Log In to openpaths website and confirm access as shown below on your Account page under the heading requests.













Use of OpenPaths Data


In order to establish my argument I am required to locate via a mapping exercise the spaces I refer to above. The use of data received will only be used for the purpose of mapping spaces in order to establish which spaces were not or rarely visited within the public realm. No personal or individual information provided will be shown but rather all information will be collated and mixed and used to highlight areas within a city.
Security of OpenPaths Data

As mentioned above no personal information will be shown of any particular person in my work but as part of a whole. In additional only I, Darren Smith, will have access to the information, excluding the owners of the the openpaths website, and will remain this way. 

No information/data will be passed on to other parties for profit/free.

Once completed and published all information raw data received will be deleted leaving only the resulting maps highlighting the use of space within the cities.
Please follow the Link to view the final Dissertation.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Forgotten-Aesthetics-in-Public-Space/7047705