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With People in Mind: Design and Management for Everyday Nature
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Publisher Island Pr
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 225
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781559635943
ISBN-10 1559635940
Dimensions 0.50 by 7 by 10 in.
Original list price $32.00
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Some parks, preserves, and other natural areas serve people well; others are disappointing. Successful design and management requires knowledge of both people and environments.With People in Mind explores how to design and manage areas of "everyday nature" -- parks and open spaces, corporate grounds, vacant lots and backyard gardens, fields and forests -- in ways that are beneficial to and appreciated by humans. Rachel Kaplan and Stephen Kaplan, leading researchers in the field of environmental psychology, along with Robert Ryan, a landscape architect and urban planner, provide a conceptual framework for considering the human dimensions of natural areas and offer a fresh perspective on the subject. The authors examine.physical aspects of natural settings that enhance preference and reduce fear ways to facilitate way-finding how to create restorative settings that allow people to recover from the stress of daily demands landscape elements that are particularly important to human needs techniques for obtaining useful public input

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9781559635943 | details & prices | 225 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $32.00
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