Transformations in Large-Scale Housing Estates of Riga in the Post-Socialist Period
Alisa Koroļova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
The aim of the Doctoral Thesis “Open Space Transformations in Large-Scale Housing Estates of Riga in the Post-Socialist Period” is to evaluate the impact of open space transformations on the residential environment quality in Riga’s large-scale housing estates. The research presents a summary of existing residential environment quality evaluation approaches and tools, shows the developed approach for evaluation of the impact of open space transformations on residential environment quality, and outlines evaluation results of open space of Riga’s large-scale housing estates. A survey was developed and conducted to identify residents’ attitude towards possible future transformations and those which have already happened. Residential environment quality evaluation approach can be used for both evaluation of the impact from transformations, which have already happened, and analysis of possible consequences of future transformations.