Space between buildings : An investigation into the effective utilisation of public open spaces in Kampala
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Open spaces are increasingly becoming significant as the population of city inhabitants grows. The study therefore sought to assess effective utilization of public open spaces around Kampala city. Specifically, the study (1) assessed the benefits of open spaces (2) determined the nature of open spaces around the city (3) assessed the spatial distribution of public open spaces and their influence on public movement and (4) Evaluated the management of public open spaces assess. The case study method was used with a selection of different public open spaces in Kampala city. Different data collection methods which included a review of existing literature, interviews, discussions and observations were also used. The findings of this study indicate that some limitations and improper interventions have taken place in Kampala’s public open spaces leading to their underutilization. The findings will contribute to the development of better public open spaces for the users and increase awareness about the importance and benefits of public open spaces to a city. The research will also instill knowledge and will be useful to the KCCA administration.