chapter  6
User’s Preference and Satisfaction with Historic Streetscapes
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This chapter is divided into two main sections. The first presents results related to user preferences for commercial street facades, user satisfaction with the appearance of these streets, user choices for the best and the worst commercial streets in terms of appearance, and user evaluation of physical features of those streets that influence users’ choices. The second discusses perception and evaluation of residents in the city where the streets chosen as the worst in terms of appearance are located. To conclude, it highlights the characteristics of the commercial signage controls applied in the streets evaluated positively and negatively by users from the different urban contexts. Proposals to reduce visual pollution in historic city centres are discussed.