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The architecture of community: some new proposals on the social consequences of architectural and planning decisions

  title={The architecture of community: some new proposals on the social consequences of architectural and planning decisions},
  author={Julienne Hanson and Bill Hillier},
Summary: "Territorial" theories argue that spatial design can only play an important role in society by virtue of there being a "correspondence" between spatial zones and social identities. In this paper it is argued that "structured non-correspondence" can also play a positive social role, with quite different consequences for spatial design. To the extent that a system works on non-correspondences it functions more probabilistically. It relies on numbers and frequencies of events which take… Expand
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  • L. Marcus
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Front. Psychol.
  • 2018
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