First published in 1999, this book presents a fresh and diverse set of perspectives representing key directions of research and practice in the field of environmental design research. Leading researchers in various areas of person-environment research, such as privacy, children’s environment, post-occupancy evaluation, environmental cognition, environmental aesthetics, crime prevention, housing and environmental protection and environmental design present what they consider their best work. The book argues for the value of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving and outlines many important directions for methods, research and practice.
Table of Contents
Contributors; Preface; Introduction: Reflections on Man-Environment Relations Raymond G Studer; Part One Theory on the Use of Space; 1 The Place of Architectural Factors in Behavioural Theories of Privacy John Archea 2 Phenomenological Space-Time: Towards an Experiential Relativity Alton DeLong 3 Affordances of Children’s Environments: A Functional Approach to Environmental Description Harry Heft; Part Two Design and Planning Process; 4 Built Environment Evaluation: Conceptual Bases, Benefits and Uses Wolfgang F.E. Preiser 5 An Integrative Approach to Public Participation and Knowledge Generation in Planning and Design Fahriye Hazer Sancar 6 Cost Estimating: An Integral Part of the Facility Planning Process Janet Brown Thompson and Kenneth G. Sigel 7 A Conceptual Framework for the Design of Human Mobility Systems Theodore J. Newsom; Part Three Psychological Factors; 8 Wayfinding and Dementia: Some Research Findings and a New Look t Design Romedi Passini, Constant Rainville, Nicolas Marchand and Yves Joanette 9 An Integrative Perspective on Worksite Health Promotion David M. DeJoy and David J. Southern 10 Perception and Evaluation of Residential Street Scenes Jack L. Nasar; Part Four Housing and Environmental Planning; 11 Urban Planning and Residential Burglary Outcomes Carol J. DeFrances and Richard M. Titus 12 The Impact of Change Upon Rural-Urban Migrants in Turkey James J. Potter 13 The Effects of Home Ownership on the Self-esteem, Sense of Control and Life Satisfaction of Low-income People William M. Rohe and Mihael A. Stegman 14 Reconsidering Planning and Environmental Protection Glenn Harris and Leslie King Epilogue: A Pioneer in Many Ways, Not All Intended Robert B. Bechtel; Index