Book Name: The Urban Experience: A people-environment perspective
Edited By: S.J. Neary, M.S. Symes and F.E. Brown
Proceedings of the 13th conference of the international association for people-environment studies held on 13-15 July 1994
First Edition: 1994
Part 1: PARTICIPATION AND URBAN DESIGN
Part 2: USER NEEDS AND EVALUATION
Part 3: ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND URBAN THEORY
General Feelings: Very good selection of papers, although some should be available in digital format as well for more dissemination. Got some interesting ideas on how to measure differences in perception concerning planner-people relationships. Very planning and urban-design heavy. The only paper that mentions health is by Doughty and Zwirner on spa culture and health in urban scenarios.
Participation categories by Burns (1979):
1. Awareness: Finding out the realities of the situation to get everyone on the same page
2. Perception: The process of awareness to understanding
3. Decision Making: Awareness to understanding to program development and actual designing
4. Implementation: The point where most participation programs stop and shouldn’t.
Multiple Sorting Task as a method (used by Hubbard, 1994)
Respondents sort the photographic stimuli. Technique considered appropriate for seeing inter-individual and inter-group variations in conceptual and categorical systems (Canter, et. al, 1985).
INDSCAL: Individual differences scaling: multidimensional scaling analysis: identifies commonalities and differences
There is such a thing as the ‘Demoralization Index of the Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Instrument: PERI’