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People in cities : the urban environment and its effects / Edward Krupat.

By: Krupat, Edward.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Environment and behavior series.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985Description: xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0521319463 (paperback); 9780521319461 (paperback).Subject(s): City and town life -- Psychological aspects | Urban ecology (Sociology) | Social psychologyDDC classification: 155.942 KRU
Contents:
pt. 1. The idea of the city The city as environment: an introduction Urban characteristics: city versus city and city versus town Definitions and models of urban life The city as I see it: image and activity pt. 2. Living in the city The city as too much: crowding, noise and all that stress Isolation and integration: social relations in the city Cities by design: the physical environment and urban living Can the city be a livable place?
Summary: People in Cities is about the experience of urban life. Edward Krupat analyzes current research and theory about the ways in which cities affect people. He contrasts urban living with life in smaller communities, and compares popular notions and stereotypes about city dwellers with the results of empirical research. Taking a social psychological perspective, he integrates ideas from psychology, sociology, urban planning, and architecture. Non-technical and readable, the book offers a sophisticated examination of models of urban life and explores the issues of stress and crowding, urban social relationships, images of the city, and the impact of good and poor design.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-226) and index.

pt. 1. The idea of the city The city as environment: an introduction Urban characteristics: city versus city and city versus town Definitions and models of urban life The city as I see it: image and activity
pt. 2. Living in the city The city as too much: crowding, noise and all that stress Isolation and integration: social relations in the city Cities by design: the physical environment and urban living Can the city be a livable place?

People in Cities is about the experience of urban life. Edward Krupat analyzes current research and theory about the ways in which cities affect people. He contrasts urban living with life in smaller communities, and compares popular notions and stereotypes about city dwellers with the results of empirical research. Taking a social psychological perspective, he integrates ideas from psychology, sociology, urban planning, and architecture. Non-technical and readable, the book offers a sophisticated examination of models of urban life and explores the issues of stress and crowding, urban social relationships, images of the city, and the impact of good and poor design.

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