Mixed-Use Study & Design for Public Area Usageon Footpath: Case Studies in Chiang Mai Old City, Thailand
Faculty of Architecture, Chiangmai University
This article posits to study on public area usage and footpaths. Researcher chooses Phrapokkloa – Chang Phuak rd. as area of study where belongs to North-south axis of the old city. From 10 case studies, research methodology is referred to Neighborhood network which is a conceptual study to understand social space with conditions of physical design and social relations.
By location based learning, these public area usages appeared conflicts between old communities and business-purpose activities through existing government urban management. Mixed-use design is the design integration on urban development which provides flexibility program and manages diversity usage towards becoming Walkable city and Slow-Life city. Mixed-use design feature is to converge physical design with fostering social on specific location. This research is set to reclaim the new understanding of public area design with the concept of Mixed-use design. Furthermore, research finding is to analyze mixed-use design as new feature on public areas in Chiang Mai. These features aim to compromise conflicts and also improve functional programming on Chiang Mai public area.