1st Edition

The Meaning and Use of Housing International Perspectives, Approaches and their Applications

Edited By Ernesto G. Arias Copyright 1993
    618 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1993, as part of the Ethnoscapes: Current Challenges in the Environmental Social Sciences series, reissued now with a new series introduction, The Meaning and Use of Housing presents a re-evaluation of the use and meaning of residential environments. It integrates methodological and philosophical approaches to assist in the making of comparisons across issues, concerns, disciplines and countries, and links theory, research and practice. It spans the globe, reviewing studies of every conceivable form of housing. In these studies a wide range of social science, design, management and policy perspectives are harnessed to enrich our understanding of the central place in people's life, their homes.

    New Series Introduction to the Reissue David Canter and David Stea.  List of Figures.  List of Tables.  Acknowledgements.  Series Editor’s Preface David Canter.  Foreword Irwin Altman.  Introduction Ernesto G. Arias et al.  Part I: Meaning and Use: A Basis of Understanding Raymond G. Studer  1. Meaning and Use: A Conceptual Basis Guido Francescato  2. Methodological Issues and Approaches: A Critical Analysis Jon T. Lang  Part II: The Meaning and Use of Home: Its Interior Roderick J. Lawrence  3. The Interior Use of Home: Behavior Principles Across and Within European Cultures Yvonne Bernard, Mirilia Bonnes and M. Vittoria Giuliani  4. Spatial Archetypes and the Experience of Time: Identifying the Dimensions of Home Gilles Barbey  5. The Spatial Organization of the Domestic Interior: The Italian Home  M. Vittoria Giuliani, Giuseppe Bove and Giuseppina Rullo  Part III: The Meaning and Use of Home: Its Design Ernesto G. Arias  6. Connotative Meanings of House Styles Jack L. Nasar  7. User Group Preferences and Their Intensity: The Impacts of Residential Design Ernesto G. Arias  8. The Meaning of the “Corredor” in Costa Rica: An Integrated Methodology for Design Donna Luckey  Part IV: The Meaning and Use of Neighborhood: Spatial Attributes and Social Dynamics Maria M. Yen  9. The Meaning and Use of Public Space P. Wim Blauw  10. Neighborhood Gentrification: Dynamics of Meaning and Use in São Paulo, Brazil Lucia Maria M. Bogus  11. The Space of Citizenship: Visually Perceived Non-Spatial Dimensions of Housing Thereza C. Carvalho  Part V: The Meaning and Use of Housing: The Traditional Family Boyowa Anthony Chokor  12. The Behavioral Dynamics of Social Engineering: Lessons for Family Housing Willliam Michelson  13. Housing Characteristics, Family Relations and Lifestyle: An Empirical Study of Estonian Families Toomas Niit  14. Inheritability and Attachment: The Detached House in Japan Kunihiro Narumi  Part VI: The Meaning and Use of Housing: Unconventional Arrangements Kathryn H. Anthony  15. A Hybrid Strategy in a Study of Shared Housing Carole Després  16. The Study of Collective Housing: A Swedish Perspective Dick Urban Vestbro  17. Assimilation and Accommodation of a Housing Innovation: A Case Study Approach of the House Trailer Allan Wallis  Part VII: The Meaning and Use of Housing: Overlooked Populations Karen A. Franck  18. The Homeless and “Doubled-Up” Households Elizabeth Huttman  19. Home is Where You Start From: Childhood Memory in Adult Interpretations of Home Louise Chawla  20. The Elderly and Housing Relocation in Sweden: A Comparative Methodology Berth Danermark and Mats Ekström  21. Egyptian Norms, Women’s Lives: A New Form and Content for Housing Moshira El-Rafey and Sharon E. Sutton  Part VIII: Conclusion: Directions and Implications for Future Developments  22. Getting From What Is to What Should Be: Procedural Issues Raymond G. Studer  23. A House is Not an Elephant: Centering the Marginal Willem van Vliet-.  Contributors.  Index.


    Ernesto G. Arias Clare is a Professor Emeritus of Planning and Design, and a Faculty Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Colorado, and Ad Honorem Professor of Urban Research in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Costa Rica. He selected Fulbright Fellow as Teaching Scholar (1984) and Research Scholar (1990) to Latin America on housing policy and sustainability respectively.

    The pursuit of his research experience has been towards a contribution in collaborative framing and resolution of planning problems through participation.

    This pursuit has been supported by major US and international foundations. It started with his initial work on the Resident Participation and the Residential Quality of US Public Housing at the University of Pennsylvania; to the research on residential environments of the poor as a Fulbright Scholar in Latin America; in community redevelopment work at major US cities; at his later developments of participatory decision-support technologies; and to present efforts introducing technology in public education in Costa Rica as a Board of Director’s member of the Omar Dengo Foundation.

    He is author of various academic and professional publications in disciplines spanning his experiences from city and regional planning, environmental psychology, architecture, operations research, and computer science.