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ERIC Number: ED077661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 68
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Environmental Assessment: A Comparative Analysis of Four Cities.
Lowenthal, David
A project undertaken to advance the systematic analysis of public responses, attitudes, opinions, preferences, and values relating to the environment is discussed in this report, the fifth in a series of eight. The reports fall into two general categories: five describe and compare responses to representative milieus in New York, Boston, Cambridge (Massachusetts) and Columbus (Ohio), together with a comparative analysis of the four cities; the remaining analyze the relationships among responses to these milieus and interpret the resulting configurations of environmental traits. Interurban comparisons are presented in the form of separate analyses based, in turn, on each of the principal modes of observer response--free descriptions, selections of significant questionnaire attributes, and judgments of environmental attribute pairs. Each of these response-type sections is divided into subsections dealing with the various parameters of environmental differentiation--cities, specific milieus, observer groups, and environmental attributes--followed by synopses describing the uniquely apperceived characteristics of each of the four cities and their differences from one another. Finally, the various facets of the enterprise are summarized in a concluding section, which combines all modes of environmental response into a general statement on urban resemblance and difference. Related documents are SE 015 658 - SE 015 665. (BL)
American Geographical Society, Broadway at 156th Street, New York, New York 10032 ($2.50 each or $12.50 for the set of 8)
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Authoring Institution: American Geographical Society, New York, NY.
Note: Publications in Environmental Perception No. 5