Assessment of New Sustainable Housing Project in Gdynia Using Justification Tools for Health-Promoting Urban Design and Architecture
Monika Trojanowska 1 *
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1 Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, POLAND* Corresponding Author


This paper presents the assessment of Gdynia-Zachód–a new sustainable housing project in Gdynia. This assessment uses a series of justification tools: the universal standard for health-promoting places and the universal standard for eco-neighborhood design. The first tool evaluates the therapeutic qualities of public open green space–public park and walkability of pathways leading to open green space. The second one assesses the basic sustainability standards and lifestyle quality. Gdynia-Zachód is a flagship urban development based on a new urbanism charter. The charette and workshops were organized to invite public participation in this project. The project is still under development, but it was assumed it is a good moment for the assessment to justify future design decisions. This study also demonstrated the practical usage of the universal standards as justification tools.


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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2022, Volume 6, Issue 1, Article No: em0179

Publication date: 20 Jan 2022

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