The Urban Experience

A People-Environment Perspective

Edited by F.E. Brown, S.J. Neary, M.S. Symes

© 1994 – Routledge

544 pages

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Paperback: 9780415514378
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About the Book

This book provides a representative selection of the highest quality papers submitted to the IAPS 13 conference held in Manchester in 1994. The papers are concerned with current research on the experience of living in cities and are drawn from developed, developing and under-developed countries in all parts of the world.


'What a marathon for the editors at the Urban Renewal Research Unit at Manchester! To achieve the publication of such an extensive volume in the same year as the conference whose proceedings it reports is indeed impressive … More of this kind of literature … would help to enhance the societal aspects of planning immensely.' - AESOP News

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Preface. Part One: Participation and urban design. Myth, Memory and Experience. Urban Housing: House-form and culture. Urban Housing: Issues in design and use. Participation and Urban Development. Urban challenges. Urban design, history and context. Psychology and the city.

Part Two: User needs and evaluation. Urban Housing: satisfaction. Urban Renewal: strategies for urban regeneration. Urban Renewal: planning. Urban Renewal: open space. Urban Landscape: public space.

Part Three: Environmental Education and Urban Theory. Urban landscape: transport and communications. Urban cognition. Experiencing and evaluating the urban landscape. Experience of urban private open space. Urban cultures and conflicts. Urban histories. Urban education.

English index. French index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning