Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Land Use Planner, Environmental Observer

Friday, September 18, 2009

Can Neighborhood Compatibility be measured ?

Understanding the terms and concept is the first step. After delimiting what the "neighborhood" really is, a survey of each house can be made in relationship to a pre-determined list of elements.

One method I developed was using "scoresheets" to rate each house. After that the new house would be rated with the same scoresheet and the house would have to rate above the average.
Below is a first pass of what that looked like -

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