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The street a quintessential social public space

Vikas Mehta 1966-


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  • Title:
    The street a quintessential social public space
  • Author: Vikas Mehta 1966-
  • Description: Cover; The Street; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Why This Book?; The Chapters to Follow; 1 A Ubiquitous Urban Space for People; The Primacy of the Street; Why Espouse the Street?; What is the Street? Definitions, Images and Meanings; Sociability: A Primary Role of Public Space; Sociable Streets: A Definition; 2 The Street Evolving: A Brief Social History; Developing Identity; Streets Determine Settlement Growth; The Quintessential Image Crystallizes; Linear Streets: The New Unit of Planning
    Changing Image: New Roles, New ScalesGrand Visions; Resurgence of the People Street; 3 Everyday Social Behavior as a Basis for Design; Design of Modern Public Space; Theories in Environmental and Ecological Psychology; Territoriality in Public Space; Proxemics and Personal Distance; Human Behavior as a Basis for Design; 4 Three Streets; Study Areas; Methods and Research Protocols; Where the People Were; How Long People Stayed; Lively Sites: Settings for Social Behavior; How People Perceived the Street; 5 Sociable Streets: A Typology of Social Behaviors; Passive Sociability: Alone Together
    Fleeting SociabilityEnduring Sociability; 6 Needs for Social Behavior on Streets; Sense of Comfort and Pleasure on the Street; Sense of Safety on the Street; Environmental Comfort on the Street; Physical Comfort on the Street; Usefulness and Convenience on the Street; Sensory Pleasure on the Street; Sense of Belonging on the Street; Myriad Users, Multiple Meanings; Territoriality, Personalization and Control on the Street; Street Characteristics and Sociability; The Street as Place; 7 Making Sociable Streets: Guidelines and Application; Street Culture; Guidelines
    Three Aspects of the Sociable StreetThe Street, Livability, Sense of Community and Urbanity; What can we Learn from these Streets?; Appendices; Notes; References; Index
    Good cities are places of social encounter. Creating public spaces that encourage social behavior in our cities and neighborhoods is an important goal of city design. How do we make sociable streets? This book shows us how these ordinary public spaces can be planned and designed to become settings that support an array of social behaviors. Through carefully crafted research, The Street systematically examines people's actions and perceptions, develops a comprehensive typology of social behaviors on the neighborhood commercial street and provides a thorough inquiry into the s
  • Local Note: acq2013mcd
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (243 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-203-06763-0;ISBN 1-299-27982-1;ISBN 1-135-07989-7
  • Subjects: Streets; Public spaces; City planning; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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