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With People in Mind : Design And Management Of Everyday Nature - Rachel Kaplan

With People in Mind

Design And Management Of Everyday Nature

Paperback Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9781559635943
Number Of Pages: 239

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Some parks, preserves, and other natural areas serve people well; others are disappointing. Successful design and management requires knowledge of both people and environments.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.physical aspects of natural settings that enhance preference and reduce fear ways to facilitate way-finding how to create restorative settings that allow people to recover from the stress of daily demands landscape elements that are particularly important to human needs techniques for obtaining useful public input

By Way of Explanation: People and Naturep. 1
The Use of Patternsp. 3
Some Human Characteristicsp. 7
Meeting the Challengesp. 29
Fears and Preferencesp. 31
Way-findingp. 49
Restorative Environmentsp. 67
Design and Management Opportunitiesp. 79
Gateways and Partitionsp. 81
Trails and Locomotionp. 89
Views and Vistasp. 99
Places and Their Elementsp. 109
With People in Mindp. 121
Engaging Peoplep. 123
Putting It Togetherp. 147
Matrix of Patterns and Themesp. 163
Readings: By Subjectp. 167
Readings: Alphabeticp. 195
Photo Creditsp. 217
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781559635943
ISBN-10: 1559635940
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2