Looking For Quality: Mapping People's Feelings In A Neighborhood
A new paper presents a new method of surveying people's feelings in the environment, at the neighborhood scale. It attempts to bridge a gap between neighbohrood quality studies which tend to rely on aggregate assessments of well-being, and environmental preference studies, which tend to concentrate on physical variables only and to rely on a highly structured set of stimuli.
The paper concludes with a discussion of the possible use of this method in neighborhood planning and urban design. The potential of the method as a tool in citizen participation in planning, and as a vehicle for bridging between lay persons' and professionals' perspectives on the neighborhood, is highlighted.
Thanks to giovanni ginocchini