Research on the improvement of urban public space vitality based on the concept of social resource sharing—taking Tianlin community in shanghai as an example

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Based on the concept of social resource sharing, this paper takes Shanghai Tianlin community as an example and proposes feasible suggestions on how to improve the vitality of public space in the stage of urban accumulation and development. The Tianlin Community is located in the east of Xuhui Innovation Industry Park which brings a rich cultural and scientific resources together in the downtown of Shanghai. With the increase of land prices, the widening gap between the rich and the poor is obvious and the serious closed community phenomenon have led to the problems of weak public continuity and low vitality of the public space. The author selected 20 different public spaces in this area and evaluated them with five criterion: surface, identity, commerce, leisure and accessibility. By the usage of Grasshopper, a five-minute network of local connections with different degree was finally formed and found: (1) The area is not accessible everywhere and fragmented in different parts; (2) The area has some spaces in need for certain qualities while there are other spaces around have corresponding quality which can help to balance. In order to improve the accessibility of these 20 points of interest and sharing the public resources, the author tried to propose strategies of connection and balance to enhance the vitality of the public space in the Tianlin community: (1)Based on the current situation, increase the public access and visual corridors between the semi-closed community and the closed community; (2) According to the evaluation of surface, commerce, leisure and identity, provide various equipments in four categories to improve the wickest points. Through such strategies, it is possible to achieve a fair social resource sharing of the public space to the greatest extent, while at the same time solving the unbalanced development of different regions.
public space, vitality, accessibility, closed community, social resource sharing