Looking For Quality: Mapping People's Feelings In A Neighborhood

Surveying and mapping people's emotional response to their environment as they walk through the streets of their urban area.
August 20, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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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

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Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 in Planum: European Journal Of Planning
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