With People in Mind: Design and Management of Everyday Nature / Edition 1

With People in Mind: Design and Management of Everyday Nature / Edition 1

by Rachel Kaplan, Stephen Kaplan, Robert Ryan, Robert L. Ryan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559635940

ISBN-13: 9781559635943

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Some parks, preserves, and other natural areas serve people well; others are disappointing. Successful design and management requires knowledge of both people and environments.<p>With People in Mind explores how to design and manage areas of "everyday nature"-parks and open spaces, corporate grounds, vacant lots and backyard gardens, fields and forests-in…  See more details below

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<p>Some parks, preserves, and other natural areas serve people well; others are disappointing. Successful design and management requires knowledge of both people and environments.<p>With People in Mind explores how to design and manage areas of "everyday nature"-parks and open spaces, corporate grounds, vacant lots and backyard gardens, fields and forests-in ways that are beneficial to and appreciated by humans. Rachel Kaplan and Stephen Kaplan, leading researchers in the field of environmental psychology, along with Robert Ryan, a landscape architect and urban planner, provide a conceptual framework for considering the human dimensions of natural areas and offer a fresh perspective on the subject. The authors examine.<p><li>physical aspects of natural settings that enhance preference and reduce fear <li>ways to facilitate way-finding <li>how to create restorative settings that allow people to recover from the stress of daily demands <li>landscape elements that are particularly important to human needs <li>techniques for obtaining useful public input

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559635943
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
485,864
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
 
PART I. By Way of Explanation: People and Nature
Chapter 1. The Use of Patterns
Chapter 2. Some Human Characteristics
 
PART II. Meeting the Challenges
Chapter 3. Fears and Preferences
Chapter 4. Way-Finding
Chapter 5. Restorative Environments
 
PART III. Design and Management Opportunities
Chapter 6. Gateways and Partitions
Chapter 7. Trails and Locomotion
Chapter 8. Views and Vistas
Chapter 9. Places and Their Elements
 
PART IV. With People in Mind
Chapter 10. Engaging People
Chapter 11. Putting It Together
 
Appendix: Matrix of Patterns and Themes
Readings: By Subject
Readings: Alphabetic
Photo Credits
Index

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