The Behavioral Basis of Environmental Design for Human Beings

  • Kazuhiko Nishide
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 5)


Can sustainable urban regeneration make people rich? Do sustainable urban regenerated spaces really make people rich? Could hard space respond to the diverse and ever-changing needs of people? Doesn’t it force people to moderation? People do not change according to the environment. People adapt the environment according to themselves.


Environmental Design Personal Space Reference Domain Object Person Interpersonal Distance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiko Nishide
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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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