What microclimates can you identify?
What makes each one unique?
What conditions create each of the microclimates you have identified?
What could you do to modify the microclimates?
Historical uses of Waterfront.
Where do street and neighborhood names come from?
Artifacts of the past? Do you see re-use?
How does the past affect current and future uses?
Are past uses beneficial or will they require remediation?
Long term impacts and future development plans.
Types of circulation
(pedestrian, vehicular, bicycle routes, etc.)
Nodes and Transportation Hubs
Are all modes compatible? Are their conflicts? Where do they cross?
Wayfinding – what can you do to help people find their way?
Nature of OpenSpace (Hardscape/Landscaped Park/Waterfront)
Pattern of OpenSpace. (Figure/Ground and Ground /Figure)
Social and Historical Importance of OpenSpaces
Hierarchy of spaces from Private to Public.
Note building heights and uses.
What edges and adjacencies do you observe?
Seasonal Activity Patterns
Daily Weekday/Weekend Activity Patterns
Commercial / Residential / Industrial
How has use and activity changed over time?
Flora and Fauna
What considerations for creating a positive environment?
Site Lines – (Views to and from)
Material types (hard vs soft, absorbent vs impervious)
Who comes to the neighborhood & why?
Where do they gather & why?
How long do they stay in different locations?
What are the demographics?
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