This book approaches housing from urban, architectural, psychological and cultural points of view with an emphasis on the problems of design, research and education. It is multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural and aims to assert the importance of housing socially and academically.
This eleventh volume in the series departs from the pattern of earlier volumes. Some of those volumes addressed research, design, and policy topics in terms of environmental settings, for example, homes, communities, neighborhoods, and public places. Others focused on environmental users, for example, chil dren and the elderly. The present volume examines the field of environment and behavior studies itself in the form of intellectual histories of some of its most productive and still visible senior participants. In so doing we hope to provide readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants. Why intellectual histories? Several factors led to the decision to launch this project. For one, 1989 was an anniversary and commemorative year for the Environmental Design Research Association, perhaps the major and most long-standing interdisciplinary organization of environment and behavior re searchers and practitioners. Established in 1969, this organization has been the vehicle for generations of researchers and practitioners from many disciplines to come together annually to exchange ideas, present papers, and develop professional and personal relationships. It held its first and twentieth meetings in North Carolina, with the twentieth conference substantially devoted to dis cussions of the past, present, and future of the field-a taking stock, so to speak. Thus it seemed appropriate to launch a volume on intellectual histories at this significant juncture in the life of the field.
Der praktizierende Architekt findet in diesem Buch Methoden f r das Planen und Entwerfen. Diese helfen ihm, die Komplexit t umfangreicher Bauaufgaben zu erfassen, um sie so bew ltigen zu k nnen: Komplexit tsbew ltigung durch Komplexit tserfassung ist das Motto. Das Planungsmethodische Glossar stellt hierf r 130 Verfahren und Techniken, Instrumente und Werkzeuge vor, mit denen der Architekt seinen Planungs- und Entwurfsprozess in der Praxis effektiv und effizient gestalten kann. Der Student findet methodisches R stzeug, um Planungs- und Entwurfsaufgaben systematisch bearbeiten zu k nnen. Das Buch zeigt, welche Kompetenzen vom Beruf des Architekten erwartet werden. Neben hard skills werden besonders auch soft skills vorgestellt: Emotionale Intelligenz oder Teamorientierung werden damit zu fassbaren Kompetenzen, die f r den Berufsalltag erlernt und trainiert werden k nnen. Der Wissenschaftler findet ein Kompendium der Planungs- und Entwurfsmethoden in der Architektur, das den aktuellen Stand der Forschung aus nationaler und internationaler Sicht pr sentiert. Mit MAPLE/D wird eine neue Metamethode in die wissenschaftliche Diskussion eingebracht.
This volume will be interesting to all scholars of cultural interpretation, geographers, and architects, and at the same time useful in graduate studies courses in environmental social sciences and environmental design as reference and source of cutting edge case studies.
This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies, featuring more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.
Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism, healthy cities, environmental justice, economic development, climate change, energy conservations, protection of natural environments, sustainable development, community liveability, and the like. The field now comprises a core body of knowledge that enfolds a right history of ideas, paradigms, principles, tools, research and applications, enriched by electric influences from the humanities, and social and natural sciences. Companion to Urban Design includes more than fifty original contributions from internationally recognized authorities in the field. These contributions address the following questions: What are the important ideas that have shaped the field and the current practice of urban design? What are the major methods and processes that have influenced the practice of urban design at various scales? What are the current innovations relevant to the pedagogy of urban design? What are the lingering debates, conflicts ad contradictions in the theory and practice of urban design? How could urban design respond to the contemporary challenges of climate change, sustainability, active living initiatives, globalization, and the like? What are the significant disciplinary influences on the theory, research and practice of urban design in recent times? There has never before been a more authoritative and comprehensive companion that includes core, foundational and pioneering ideas and concepts of urban design. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, but also in urban studies, urban affairs, geography, and related fields.

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