Design Theory from an Environment and Behavior Perspective

  • Jon Lang
Part of the Advances in Environment, Behavior, and Design book series (AEBD, volume 3)


There has long been an interchange of ideas between the design fields and the sciences. This is generally recognized, but much confusion still exists about the interrelationship between the two. The confusion is unnecessary. In this chapter, there are two interwoven purposes to the review of design theory from an environment’behavior perspective. The first is to clarify the relationship between the sciences and the design fields. The second is to consider the contribution to the design fields that the behavioral sciences have made and can make. A number of issues have to be considered in making this clarification.


Design Theory Normative Theory Environmental Design Garden City Urban Design 
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  • Jon Lang
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  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

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