Design, Research, Education

Author: Marjorie Bulos,Necdet Teymur

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing


Category: Architecture

Page: 279

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This book approaches housing from urban, architectural, psychological and cultural points of view with an emphasis on the problems of design, research and education. It is multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural and aims to assert the importance of housing socially and academically.

Psychological Theories for Environmental Issues

Author: Mirilia Bonnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351907905

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Environmental psychology is an increasingly important area of research, focusing on the individual and social factors responsible for many critical human responses to the physical environment. With such rapid and widespread growth, the main theoretical strands have often been left unclear and their scientific and practical implications have been underdeveloped. This essential and stimulating book contextualizes and critically analyzes the main theoretical ideas. It compares the different theories, assessing each one's possibilities and limitations, and demonstrates how each approach has been used for the development of knowledge of environmental psychology. The research area infiltrates a broad selection of disciplines, including psychology, architecture, planning, geography, sociology, environmental issues, economics and law. It also offers significant contributions to a wide range of policy evaluations. It will prove invaluable to academics and practitioners from across these disciplines, above all those in planning, environmental studies, human geography and psychology.

Environment and Behavior Studies

Emergence of Intellectual Traditions

Author: Irwin Altman,Kathleen Christensen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146847944X

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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This eleventh volume in the series departs from the pattern of earlier volumes. Some of those volumes addressed research, design, and policy topics in terms of environmental settings, for example, homes, communities, neighborhoods, and public places. Others focused on environmental users, for example, chil dren and the elderly. The present volume examines the field of environment and behavior studies itself in the form of intellectual histories of some of its most productive and still visible senior participants. In so doing we hope to provide readers with a grand sweep of the field-its research and design content, methodology, institutions, and past and future trajectories-through the experiences and intellectual histories of its participants. Why intellectual histories? Several factors led to the decision to launch this project. For one, 1989 was an anniversary and commemorative year for the Environmental Design Research Association, perhaps the major and most long-standing interdisciplinary organization of environment and behavior re searchers and practitioners. Established in 1969, this organization has been the vehicle for generations of researchers and practitioners from many disciplines to come together annually to exchange ideas, present papers, and develop professional and personal relationships. It held its first and twentieth meetings in North Carolina, with the twentieth conference substantially devoted to dis cussions of the past, present, and future of the field-a taking stock, so to speak. Thus it seemed appropriate to launch a volume on intellectual histories at this significant juncture in the life of the field.

The Home

Words, Interpretations, Meanings and Environments

Author: David N. Benjamin,David Stea,Eje Arén

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This volume will be interesting to all scholars of cultural interpretation, geographers, and architects, and at the same time useful in graduate studies courses in environmental social sciences and environmental design as reference and source of cutting edge case studies.

Environment Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies, featuring more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.

Applying Anthropology in the Global Village

Author: Christina Wasson,Mary Odell Butler,Jacqueline Copeland-Carson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315434644

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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The realities of the globalized world have revolutionized traditional concepts of culture, community, and identity—so how do applied social scientists use complicated, fluid new ideas such as translocality and ethnoscape to solve pressing human problems? In this book, leading scholar/practitioners survey the development of different subfields over at least two decades, then offer concrete case studies to show how they have incorporated and refined new concepts and methods. After an introduction synthesizing anthropological practice, key theoretical concepts, and ethnographic methods, chapters examine the arenas of public health, community development, finance, technology, transportation, gender, environment, immigration, aging, and child welfare. An innovative guide to joining dynamic theoretical concepts with on-the-ground problem solving, this book will be of interest to practitioners from a wide range of disciplines who work on social change, as well as an excellent addition to graduate and undergraduate courses.

Companion to Urban Design

Author: Tridib Banerjee,Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136920080

Category: Architecture

Page: 736

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Today the practice of urban design has forged a distinctive identity with applications at many different scales – ranging from the block or street scale to the scale of metropolitan and regional landscapes. Urban design interfaces many aspects of contemporary public policy – multiculturalism, healthy cities, environmental justice, economic development, climate change, energy conservations, protection of natural environments, sustainable development, community liveability, and the like. The field now comprises a core body of knowledge that enfolds a right history of ideas, paradigms, principles, tools, research and applications, enriched by electric influences from the humanities, and social and natural sciences. Companion to Urban Design includes more than fifty original contributions from internationally recognized authorities in the field. These contributions address the following questions: What are the important ideas that have shaped the field and the current practice of urban design? What are the major methods and processes that have influenced the practice of urban design at various scales? What are the current innovations relevant to the pedagogy of urban design? What are the lingering debates, conflicts ad contradictions in the theory and practice of urban design? How could urban design respond to the contemporary challenges of climate change, sustainability, active living initiatives, globalization, and the like? What are the significant disciplinary influences on the theory, research and practice of urban design in recent times? There has never before been a more authoritative and comprehensive companion that includes core, foundational and pioneering ideas and concepts of urban design. This book serves as an invaluable guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students, future professionals, and practitioners interested in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, but also in urban studies, urban affairs, geography, and related fields.

Policies and Politics in Malaysian Education

Education Reforms, Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Author: Cynthia Joseph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351377337

Category: Education

Page: 230

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This book draws on elements of critical social theory, research on globalization, neo liberalism and education, and Malaysian Studies to understand the interplay of globalization, nationalism, cultural politics and ethnicized neoliberalism in shaping the educational reforms in Malaysia. Using the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 (MEB) as a case study, a catalyst and a context, this collection critically explores some of the complex historical and contemporary push-pull politics and factors shaping Malaysia’s education system, its reform and the experience of Malaysians – and others – within it. The authors in this volume focus on the interplay of neoliberalism, nationalism, ethnic and cultural politics in shaping the educational reforms in Malaysia. Their work captures and seeks to understand the enduring, though changing, hierarchy of access and differentiated rights to educational, social and economic resources and opportunities experienced by different individuals and collectives, including those involved in the neoliberal enterprise of international education. It looks at how inequities have been re-configured in different educational spaces in Malaysia, and at how these inequities have been addressed through reform policies and practices. The book will be a shaper and critical contributor to the assessment of the Malaysian Education Blueprint and related policies. It will also have wider relevance globally as a critical approach to policy discussion.

Doing Things with Things

The Design and Use of Everyday Objects

Author: Alan Costall,Ole Dreier

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409487091

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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It has been claimed that the natural sciences have abstracted for themselves a 'material world' set apart from human concerns, and social sciences, in their turn, constructed 'a world of actors devoid of things'. While a subject such as archaeology, by its very nature, takes objects into account, other disciplines, such as psychology, emphasize internal mental structures and other non-material issues. This book brings together a team of contributors from across the social sciences who have been taking 'things' more seriously to examine how people relate to objects. The contributors focus on every day objects and how these objects enter into our activities over the course of time. Using a combination of different theoretical approaches, including actor network theory, ecological psychology, cognitive linguistics and science and technology studies, the book argues against the standard notion of objects and their properties as inert and meaningless and argues for the need to understand the relations between people and objects in terms of process and change.

Facet Theory

Approaches to Social Research

Author: D. Canter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461250420

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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This work has the aim of making facet theory, and the approach to research which derives from it, more accessible to behavioral and social scientists than has been possible in the past. In a first section the book gives the background to the theory and associated methods of analysis, illustrating the major components of the ap proach in use. A second section then provides detailed examples of the applications of the facet approach in developmental, clinical, and environmental psychology, as well as in studies of attitudes and mental performance. The third section provides some further technical details on recent developments in the facet approach as well as a computer program listing. The facet approach to social and behavioral research can be traced at least to the late 1940s (as discussed by Gratch, 1973) and the logical principles on which it is based have clear roots in Descartes' algebra and Fisher's experimental designs.

Planungsmethoden in der Architektur

Grundlagen von Planungs- und Entwurfsmethoden für Architekten komplexer Aufgabenstellungen in interdisziplinären Gruppen, dargestellt am Bereich Sozial- und Gesundheitsbauten

Author: Monika Schill-Fendl

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 383341233X

Category: Architectural design

Page: 422

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Der praktizierende Architekt findet in diesem Buch Methoden f r das Planen und Entwerfen. Diese helfen ihm, die Komplexit t umfangreicher Bauaufgaben zu erfassen, um sie so bew ltigen zu k nnen: Komplexit tsbew ltigung durch Komplexit tserfassung ist das Motto. Das Planungsmethodische Glossar stellt hierf r 130 Verfahren und Techniken, Instrumente und Werkzeuge vor, mit denen der Architekt seinen Planungs- und Entwurfsprozess in der Praxis effektiv und effizient gestalten kann. Der Student findet methodisches R stzeug, um Planungs- und Entwurfsaufgaben systematisch bearbeiten zu k nnen. Das Buch zeigt, welche Kompetenzen vom Beruf des Architekten erwartet werden. Neben hard skills werden besonders auch soft skills vorgestellt: Emotionale Intelligenz oder Teamorientierung werden damit zu fassbaren Kompetenzen, die f r den Berufsalltag erlernt und trainiert werden k nnen. Der Wissenschaftler findet ein Kompendium der Planungs- und Entwurfsmethoden in der Architektur, das den aktuellen Stand der Forschung aus nationaler und internationaler Sicht pr sentiert. Mit MAPLE/D wird eine neue Metamethode in die wissenschaftliche Diskussion eingebracht.

Vernacular Architecture in the 21st Century

Theory, Education and Practice

Author: Lindsay Asquith,Marcel Vellinga

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134325541

Category: Architecture

Page: 294

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The issues surrounding the function and meaning of vernacular architecture in the twenty-first century are complex and extensive. Taking a distinctively rigorous theoretical approach, this book considers these issues from a number of perspectives, broadening current debate to a wider multidisciplinary audience. These collected essays from the leading experts in the field focus on theory, education and practice in this essential sector of architecture, and help to formulate solutions to the environmental, disaster management and housing challenges facing the global community today.