Residential Crowding and Design

  • John R. Aiello
  • Andrew Baum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Study of Residential Crowding

    1. John R. Aiello, Andrew Baum
      Pages 1-7
    2. Paul J. Hopstock, John R. Aiello, Andrew Baum
      Pages 9-21
    3. Omer R. Galle, Walter R. Gove
      Pages 23-39
    4. Dennis P. McCarthy, Susan Saegert
      Pages 55-75
    5. Verne C. Cox, Paul B. Paulus, Garvin McCain, Janette K. Schkade
      Pages 95-106
    6. Daniel Stokols, Walter Ohlig, Susan M. Resnick
      Pages 107-126
    7. Andrew Baum, John R. Aiello, Lisa E. Calesnick
      Pages 141-159
  3. Crowding and Residential Design

    1. John R. Aiello, Andrew Baum
      Pages 161-166
    2. Andrew Baum, Glenn E. Davis, Stuart Valins
      Pages 175-196
    3. Gary W. Evans
      Pages 197-215
    4. Drury R. Sherrod, Sheldon Cohen
      Pages 217-227
    5. Allen Schiffenbauer
      Pages 229-240
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 241-252

About this book


The intent of this book is threefold: (1) to summarize recent research concerned with residential crowding, (2) to present some new perspec­ tives on this important subject, and (3) to consider design implications and recommendations that can be derived from the existing body of research. We have sought to bring together the work of many of the researchers most involved in these areas, and have asked them to go beyond their data-to present new insights into response to residential crowding and to speculate about the meaning of their work for the present and future design of residential environments. We feel that this endeavor has been successful, and that the present volume will help to advance our understanding of these issues. The study of residential density is not new. Studies in this area were conducted by sociologists as early as the 1920s, yielding moderate corre­ lational relationships between census tract density and various social and physical pathologies. This work, however, has been heavily criticized because it did not adequately consider confounding social structural factors, such as social class and ethnicity. The research that will be presented in the present volume represents a new generation of crowding investigation. All of the work has been conducted during the 1970s, and a range of methodological strategies have been employed in these studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John R. Aiello
    • 1
  • Andrew Baum
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers-The State UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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