By Pierre Frankhauser, Dominique Ansel

This ebook proposes, from a cross-disciplinary standpoint, an unique interpreting of present paintings on residential selection and the choices linked to it. Geographers, social-psychologists, economists, sociologists, neurologists and linguists have labored jointly within the context of collective learn into assessment, selection and decision-making within the use of city and periurban areas. an artificial outlook has been created from those complimentary clinical references. The e-book, that is designed as a instruction manual, additionally presents the chance to set out the several methods to accommodate the versions which were built during this field.

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Distances are dematerialized, acts of movement transformed. Space itself is no longer perceived in the same way. All areas of the globe are occupied, there are virtually no unknown or empty spaces, and yet we can find many sanitized “non places” such as motorway service stations or airports and so on. Everyday territories For Goffman (1973a) and therefore in western culture, territory principally covers notions of distance (inter-individual more than individual-object). For him, the concept of territory is related to places and objects, the concept of space to individuals (in mind and body).

They cannot be conceived together. Conversely, we shift constantly between them. But they concern in a particular way certain types of occupation: architects and urban planners conceive of space in terms of extension whereas the inhabitants and psychologists trying to understand the perception of it conceive of it in terms of centrality. Hence Moles’ invitation to start up a dialogue between inhabitants and architects to “humanize geometry”. 3 Interactions: choosing the right distance For Moles and Rohmer (1972), people are not neutral objects in the space around them.

There are tactics for defending territory. ). Notice that it is possible to think of avoidance by integrating it into an urban plan. It then becomes a defence strategy or at any rate a way to anticipate the act by constructing urban structures that render anxiety-engendering situations, damage, and wrongdoing difficult. This is what the concept of “situational prevention” laid down as a postulate in the 1960s further to work by the Chicago School, to ensure safety in the planning of public and private areas; a principle that is found again in the work of Lynch (1976), especially in allowance for poorly lit areas.

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