Public Space

Public Space

by Stephen Carr, Mark Francis, Leanne G. Rivlin, Andrew M. Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521359600

ISBN-13: 9780521359603

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book reveals the social basis for public space use, design and management. The authors - an architect/environmental designer, a landscape architect, an environmental psychologist, and an open space administrator - offer a well-integrated perspective of how to integrate public space and public life. They contend that three critical human dimensions should guide

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Overview

This book reveals the social basis for public space use, design and management. The authors - an architect/environmental designer, a landscape architect, an environmental psychologist, and an open space administrator - offer a well-integrated perspective of how to integrate public space and public life. They contend that three critical human dimensions should guide the process of design and management of public space: the users' essential needs, their spatial rights, and the meanings they seek. To develop and explain these three dimensions, the authors draw on the history of public life and public space, evidence from recent social research, and a series of original case studies, all amply illustrated. Public Space offers an innovative approach for adapting the dimensions to the unique social and environmental context of each project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521359603
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Environment and Behavior Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
1,001,337
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of case studies; Series foreword; Preface; 1. Public space and public life; 2. Human dimensions of public space; 3. Making public space; The authors; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index.

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