You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Morgan, John Derek › Evaluating the quality of mid-sized city parks Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Evans, J., Evans, S. Z., Morgan, J. D., Snyder, J. A., & Abderhalden, F. P. (2018). Evaluating the quality of mid-sized city parks: A replication and extension of the Public Space Index. Journal of Urban Design. doi:10.1080/13574809.2017.1411185 Evaluating the quality of mid-sized city parks Details Title Evaluating the quality of mid-sized city parks: A replication and extension of the Public Space Index Contributor(s) Evans, Jocelyn (author)Evans, Sara Z. (author)Morgan, John D. (author)Snyder, Jamie A. (author)Abderhalden, Frances P. (author) Located In Journal of Urban Design ISSN 1469-9664 Date 2018 DOI 10.1080/13574809.2017.1411185 Use/Reproduction 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Abstract The current study evaluates the quality of 60 city parks in Northwest Florida, using the Public Space Index developed by Vikas Mehta. This index combines the following five dimensions of public space: inclusiveness, safety, comfort, pleasurability and meaningful activities. It uses 40 variables to score public spaces across these five dimensions. The analysis serves as a replication and extension of the PSI in a mid-sized city environment. The findings attest to the utility of this methodological tool for the study of public space across urban environments, on a larger scale, and across disciplines. However, the discussion and implications suggest the limitations of the PSI for use in smaller cities and less urban environments. The study concludes with specific suggestions for adapting the measures of the PSI to more appropriately capture the quality of public space in these settings.