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People in Cities : The Urban Environment and its Effects - Edward Krupat

People in Cities

The Urban Environment and its Effects

Paperback Published: 23rd December 1985
ISBN: 9780521319461
Number Of Pages: 248

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People in Cities is about the experience of urban life. Edward Krupat analyzes current research and theory about the ways in which cities affect people. He contrasts urban living with life in smaller communities, and compares popular notions and stereotypes about city dwellers with the results of empirical research. Taking a social psychological perspective, he integrates ideas from psychology, sociology, urban planning, and architecture. Non-technical and readable, the book offers a sophisticated examination of models of urban life and explores the issues of stress and crowding, urban social relationships, images of the city, and the impact of good and poor design.

Series forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Idea of the Cityp. 1
The city as environment: an introductionp. 3
Urban characteristics: city versus city and city versus townp. 19
Definitions and models of urban lifep. 48
The city as I see it: image and activityp. 67
Living in the Cityp. 93
The city as too much: crowding, noise, and all that stressp. 95
Isolation and integration: social relations in the cityp. 128
Cities by design: the physical environment and urban livingp. 156
Can the city be a livable place?p. 187
Referencesp. 208
Author indexp. 227
Subject indexp. 232
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ISBN: 9780521319461
ISBN-10: 0521319463
Series: Environment and Behavior Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 23rd December 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34