Human Aspects of Urban Form - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080242804, 9781483182162

Human Aspects of Urban Form

1st Edition

Towards a Man—Environment Approach to Urban Form and Design

Authors: Amos Rapoport
eBook ISBN: 9781483182162
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 448
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Description

Human Aspects of Urban Form: Towards a Man—Environment Approach to Urban Form and Design discusses the man—environment interaction in urban setting. The book is comprised six chapters that provide a broad conceptual framework using a range of disciplines.

The text first tackles urban design as the organization of space, time, meaning, and communication. The second chapter talks about environmental quality, while the third chapter deals with environmental cognition. Next, the book tackles the importance and nature of environmental perception. Chapter 5 discusses the city in terms of social, cultural, and territorial variables. Chapter 6 details the distinction between associational and perceptual worlds.

The book will be of great interest to urban planners and government policymakers. Researchers and practitioners of sociological and behavioral science will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Urban Design as the Organization of Space, Time, Meaning and Communication

The Meaning of Space

Rules of Organization

The Choice Model of Design

Cultural Variability of Urban Environments

The Role of Values in Design

Environmental Perception

The Perceived Environment

The Excessively Broad Meaning of "Perception" in the Literature

Evaluation, Cognition and Perception

The Distinction Between Evaluation, Cognition and Perception in the Urban Environment - An Example

Pros and Cons of Making These Distinctions

The Filter Model

The General Concept of Image and Schema

The Development of the Concept of Image

2 Perception of Environmental Quality - Environmental Evaluation and Preference

Components of Environmental Quality

Habitat Selection and Migration in Response to Environmental Preference

The Variability of Standards

The Problem of "Slums"

Squatter Settlements

3 Environmental Cognition

Urban Images

Cognitive Schemata and Mental Maps

The Construction of Mental Maps

Orientation

The Subjective Definition of Areas

Subjective Distance - Space and Time

Subjective Urban Morphology

4 The Importance and Nature of Environmental Perception

The Multisensory Nature of Perception

Information Approaches — Sensory Deprivation and Overload

Density and Privacy in Sensory Terms

Environmental Complexity

The Notion of Noticeable Differences

Effects of Scale and Speed of Movement

5 The City in Terms of Social Cultural and Territorial Variables

Clustering and Urban Enclaves

Socio-Cultural Aspects of the City

The Relevance of Ethological Concepts in the City

Public and Private Domains

Behavior Setting System

The House-Settlement System

6 The Distinction between Associational and Perceptual Worlds

Symbolism and the Urban Environment

Environment as Communication

Culture, Symbols and Form as Ways of Coping with Overload

Cross-Cultural View of the City - Differences in Form and Cultural Landscapes

Designing for Cultural Pluralism

The Involvement of People in Their Environment and Its Consequences

Conclusion

References

Index of Names

Index of Places

Subject Index


Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483182162

About the Author

Amos Rapoport