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Urban Design Aesthetics
Design reviewers make judgments based on their opinion of how physical features influence the evaluative quality of the building and its surroundings. What features evoke favorable evaluativeExpand
Fear of Crime in Relation to Three Exterior Site Features
This article examines fear of crime in relation to exterior site features on a college campus. The authors propose and test a theoretical model that posits that places that afford offenders refuge,Expand
The evaluative image of the city
Abstract To improve community appearance, planners need to know how the public evaluates the cityscape: their evaluative image of the city. This article presents research aimed at uncovering thisExpand
Landscapes of Fear and Stress
Fear of crime is a major urban stressor. Certain areas-hot spots of fear-evoke higher levels of fear than others. In conditions of general wariness, certain proximate cues should evoke site-specificExpand
Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places.
  • J. Nasar, D. Troyer
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Accident; analysis and prevention
  • 1 August 2013
Research shows that pedestrians, similar to drivers, experience reduced situation awareness, distracted attention and unsafe behavior when talking or texting on their mobile phones. The present studyExpand
Environmental factors influencing older adults’ walking for transportation: a study using walk-along interviews
BackgroundCurrent knowledge on the relationship between the physical environment and walking for transportation among older adults (≥ 65 years) is limited. Qualitative research can provide valuableExpand
The Psychological Sense of Community in the Neighborhood
Abstract Many urban problems are blamed on a declining sense of community. To assess such claims and to learn how policies affect sense of community, we need a reliable and valid measure for theExpand
‘Hot spots’ of fear and crime: A multi-method investigation
Abstract Crime and fear of crime concentrate in some areas called ‘hot spots’. Hot spots relate to at least two levels of reference—macro (neighborhood) and micro (proximate). Although the study ofExpand
Symbolic Meanings of House Styles
For Post-Modern architects and others with an interest in architecture that communicates desirable meanings to the public, empirical study of the meaning inferred from styles can be helpful. ThisExpand
Environmental aesthetics : theory, research, and applications
How do people react to the visual character of their surroundings? What can planners do to improve the aesthetic quality of these surroundings? Too often in environmental design is misunderstood asExpand