The paper presents our efforts to establish a model for urban space interpretation (IMUSC Interpretation Model of Urban Spatial Coherence), intended as a pragmatic instrument for recognizing elements and phenomena that affect actual use of urban spaces. The initial premise proposes the mechanism for traceable linkage between the basic, mostly visible elements and features in the urban space, and three qualities concerning actual use: (a) access to the space, (b) movement within and through the space and (c) permitted/ tolerated and stimulated sojourning of the users in the space. The model aims to assist with bridging the communicational gap between expert and lay public occurring in the formal or informal process of spatial co-deciding, by increasing comprehension of spatial complexities and hence developing common priorities concerning spatial values.