1st Edition

Environmental Policy, Assessment and Communication

Edited By David Canter, Martin Krampen, David Stea Copyright 1988
    346 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1988, reissued now with a new series introduction, Environmental Policy, Assessment and Communication, was the second in a trilogy of books to open the series Ethnoscapes: Current Challenges in the Environmental Social Sciences. These three titles brought together specially commissioned contributions that cover much of the range of topics that the series as a whole would cover. Although the following volumes would not have the same format, the opening trilogy gave an overview of what was to come, while also providing a broad base for the future authors to build upon.

    This volume has a practical orientation. Its contributions deal directly with research on those environmental matters on which government agencies and other organisations formulate policies or develop design strategies. This therefore covers the assessment and evaluation of designs and design proposals as well as background research to policy issues.

    New Series Introduction to the Reissue David Canter and David Stea.  Editors’ Introduction.  Section One: Perspectives on Policy  1. Community, Crime and Environment Tim Hope  2. Adolescence and Environment Rainer Silbereisen and Peter Noack  3. Exhibition Effectiveness: Spatial, Physical and Written Features Hana Gottesdiener  Section Two: Public Policy: Environment  4. Environment Complaint and Concern in the European Community Nicholas J. Watts  5. Attitudes Towards the Environment: A Study of Farmers in India K. Mukherjee  6. The Role of Industry in the Environment Policy Arena Hans-Joachim Fietkau  7. Assessing the Social Impact of Technological Facilities Jennifer Brown  8. Community Cognition and Response: Beach Erosion in North Carolina Sallie Ives and Owen Furuseth  Section Three: Public Policies: Housing  9. Mass Housing and Psychological Research in the Soviet Union Juri Kruusvall  10. Housing the Elderly: An Australian Perspective Joy Turnbull and Ross Thorne  11. Housing for the Elderly in Sweden Rikard Kuller  Section Four: Evaluation and Communication  12. Place Evaluation Ian Donald  13. The Interpretative Experience David Uzzell  14. Designing Senior Centres: From Literature to Evaluation Wolfgang Preiser and Richard Pugh  15. Development of a Place Brief for a Therapeutic Environment Ros Moran.  Brief Biographies of Contributors.  Index.


    David Canter is Emeritus Professor at The University of Liverpool, UK. Having set up the first MSc in Environmental Psychology at The University of Surrey in 1972, he went on to establish the Journal of Environmental Psychology in 1980, editing it for 20 years. Soon after he founded the International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS). David has published widely on many aspects of human interactions with their surroundings; his 1977 book The Psychology of Place, being one of the most cited publications in the area.

    Martin Krampen (1928-2015) was a leading German semiotician. He worked in the field of visual semiotics and environmental perception, as well as being a professional artist. Over the course of his career Krampen held position at universities across North America and Europe teaching courses in social psychology, semiotics, and the psychology of design. He was the University of Waterloo's first full-time research associate, where he worked alongside Professor George Soulis to study the influence of design on industry. Krampen taught Visual Communication at Hochschule der Künste from 1977 until his retirement in 1993.

    David Stea is Professor Emeritus of Geography and International Studies at Texas State University and Research Associate with the Center for Global Justice in Mexico. As Carnegie Interdisciplinary Fellow at Brown University from 1964 to 1966, he developed the new field of Environmental Psychology and the related study of spatial and geographic cognition.  David is a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, the co-author or co-editor of several books and author of some 150 articles and book chapters on various subjects, including sustainable development and environmental issues in Latin America. In 1987 he was nominated for the Right Livelihood Prize (also known as the “alternative Nobel”) for his international work with indigenous peoples.