ERIC Number: ED105572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to Social Change. Community Development Series, Volume 19.
Honikman, Basil, Ed.
This book presents a spectrum of the environmental design and research issues of today, an introduction to the field as a whole, and an emphasis on the need for changes in attitudes and procedures in the disciplines. Contributions, multidisciplinary in approach, range from a diversity of perspectives, including urban planning, social and behavioral ecology, environmental cognition, behavioral factors, design methods, and architectural theory. The theme of the conference, "Design and Research in Response to Social Change," is established by three authorities: Hans Blumenfeld introduces "The Changing Urban Environment of North America," Kevin Lynch presents "Grounds for Utopia," and Constance Perin develops the topic, "Social Governance and Environmental Design." Five short commentaries follow the theme papers. Part 1, Design Thinking and Methods, includes "Function and Symbolism in Architecture" by Geoffrey H. Broadbent. The second section, Problems in Human-Environment Research, includes contributions from Amos Rapoport and Paul V. Gump. The final set of reflections, Some Strategies for Change, features papers with a view to the future. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Research, Behavioral Sciences, Community Development, Conference Reports, Design, Ecological Factors, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Methodology
Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Inc., Box 699, 523 Sarah Street, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360 ($12.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Companion to Environmental Design and Research Association International Conference (6th, Lawrence, Kansas, April 20-23, 1975). Related documents are ED 081 111 and 119