Sense of Community: an Investigation of the Semi-Private-Public Interface in a Residential Community
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Based on a case study in Subiaco, Western Australia, this PhD by publication explores the relationship between the physical and social aspects of residential neighbourhoods. It re-conceptualises the importance of the house front yards as semi-private-public spaces which facilitate building sense of community. Using a mixed-method approach covering observation and perception, the thesis develops built form typologies of the front yards arguing that urban design for sustainability should no longer neglect these valuable interface places.