This volume builds on the work of Kevin Lynch, whose key 1960 work The Image of the City transformed the way design professionals and social scientists deal with urban form and design.
The author explores further the role of human evaluations of the cityscape, and describes how to assess, plan and design the appearance of cities to please the inhabitants. He presents a series of studies on evaluative images, discusses methodologies, findings and applications to design and planning at various stages.
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Table of ContentsThe Evaluative Image of the EnvironmentLikabilityBuilding the Evaluative ImageIdentity,Structure,and LikabilityPrecedentsMeasuring Community AppearanceSpeculative Versus Empirical ApproachesDomain of StudyImportance of Community AppearanceA Theoretical FrameworkTwo CitiesKnoxvilleChattanoogaRelevance of the Evaluative ResponsesThe Elements of Urban LikabilityDistinctiveness,Visibility,and Use/Symbolic SignificanceLikable FeaturesComplexityInterrelationships,Context, and ContrastCity Structure and ExperienceEvaluating the MethodThe MethodUsefulnessValidity and ReliabilityRefining the MethodOther Dimensions of the Evaluative ImageSixth Graders' View of a Small TownAn Inner-City NeighborhoodMultiple Meanings in VancouverMultiple Meanings in TokyoNewcastle Day and NightA Neighborhood Day and NightA Commercial StripSumming it UpShaping the Evaluative ImageSome Generic Appearance GuidelinesUsing the Method for Design PolicyFuture Directions for Design and ResearchAppendixVisual Quality ProgrammingForm of Data CollectionSelection of ObserversPresentation of the EnvironmentAssessing the EnvironmentReferencesAuthor IndexSubject IndexAbout the Author