Public Places and Spaces

  • Irwin Altman
  • Ervin H. Zube

Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Irwin Altman, Ervin H. Zube
    Pages 1-5
  3. Robert Sommer
    Pages 57-82
  4. Robin C. Moore
    Pages 83-120
  5. Karen A. Franck, Lynn Paxson
    Pages 121-146
  6. Janaea Martin, Joseph O’Reilly
    Pages 173-192
  7. Jeff Hayward
    Pages 193-216
  8. Gary E. Machlis
    Pages 255-275
  9. George H. Stankey
    Pages 277-299
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 301-316

About this book


This tenth volume in the series addresses an important topic of research, de­ sign, and policy in the environment and behavior field. Public places and spaces include a sweeping array of settings, including urban streets, plazas and squares, malls, parks, and other locales, and natural settings such as aquatic environments, national parks and forests, and wilderness areas. The impor­ tance of public settings is highlighted by difficult questions of access, control, and management; unique needs and problems of different users (including women, the handicapped, and various ethnic groups); and the dramatic re­ shaping of our public environments that has occurred and will continue to occur in the foreseeable future. The wide-ranging scope of the topic of public places and spaces demands the attention of many disciplines and researchers, designers, managers, and policymakers. As in previous volumes in the series, the authors in the present volume come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, research and design orientations, and affiliations. They have backgrounds in or are affiliated with such fields as architecture, geography, landscape architecture, natural re­ sources, psychology, sociology, and urban design. Many more disciplines ob­ viously contribute to our understanding and design of public places and spaces, so that the contributors to this volume reflect only a sample of the possibilities and present state of knowledge about public settings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Irwin Altman
    • 1
  • Ervin H. Zube
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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