Authors: Magda Saura
In spite of market pragmatics, the urban, architectural and environmental protection and conservation ideas of the Emporion master plan were quickly implemented in actual planning. Previous research conducted at Technical University of Catalonia set the design requirements for policymaking required in any sort of master plan. One of the goals was to predict a successful use of space through natural environments and historic landscapes. Social and cultural factors determined one set of parameters for environmental programming and evaluation; namely, how people use both recreational and tourist infrastructure through historic places. University research was sponsored by the Getty Grant Program. University research today develops further through a longitudinal study that started once the plan was executed and partly built in 1992.
Keywords: Post-occupancy, park design; longitudinal studies for architecture; environmental design for archaeological sites; World Olympic Games planning.