The purpose of this title, first published in 1972, was to bring into focus the work and viewpoints of individuals and groups that were engaged in man-environment research, design and education. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field of man-environment relations, topics range from aspects of environmental design methodology to research applications from the behavioural sciences. This title will be of interest to students of architecture.
Preface; Introduction; Part 1: Education; 1. Change/Challenge/Response: The Continuing Experiment in Education for Environmental Design at VPI 2. Designing for Two Years 3. Professional Division at VPI: An Operational Model 4. New Directions in Urban Research and Development 5. Planning Education: With or Without Emphasis on Plan Supplementation 6. The Possible Significance of the Student Revolt in Italy 7. The Undergraduate Man-Environment Studies Course at Sydney; Part 2: Profession; 8. Personal Experiences 9. Designing a Library for VPI 10. Some Notes on Collaboration 11. A Conceptual Framework for Architectural Programming: An Emphasis on a System of Inquiry 12. Thoughts on the Future of Transportation and the Built Environment 13. America’s Outdoor Recreation Movement: An Adult, White, Middleclass Subsidy? 14. Design Appraisal: Notes on the Social and Political Context of Design 15. Computers, Architecture and Economics of Scale 16. Building Systems: Mass Production for the Building Industry 17. Virginia Tech’s Involvement in Statewide Environmental and Urban Growth Policy; Part 3: Research; 18. Man-Environment Research and Environmental Design: Design Principles Based on Spatial Behaviour 19. The State of the Art in Design Methods: More Questions than Answers 20. Animal Behaviour Studies and Environmental Design: Dr. Calhoun’s Laboratories at NIMH 21. Optimization of Choice in a Semi-Structured Physical Environment: A Model of Environmental Design 22. Planning Information Systems: Prospects and Problems 23. Towards a Transformational Approach to Urban History: A Tentative Framework for Using Historical Explanation in Urban Design 24. Environmental Design Needs Empathy to Combat Pollution; Contributors; Footnotes and References; Author Index
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