1st Edition

Environmental Design Perspectives
Viewpoints on the Profession, Education and Research





ISBN 9781138944602
Published January 16, 2018 by Routledge
152 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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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