Advertisement

Introduction

  • Aristide H. Esser
  • Barrie B. Greenbie

Abstract

The papers in this volume reflect the increasing joint efforts of behavior scientists and designers of the built environment to organize space in a socially meaningful way without stunting conceptual growth. The concepts of communality and privacy in most of the following papers originated as verbal presentations to provide a renewed basis for such efforts. In a conference with face-to-face exchanges, it is possible to discuss such concepts meaningfully for a particular built environment; most designers implicitly recognize that the sense of one’s self as a distinct entity and one’s sense of belonging to a social group are universal. However, because concepts of self and community are so central to the experience of living, they are extremely difficult to pin down formally.

Keywords

Primary Group Ethnic Enclave Secondary Group Group Purpose Eminent Domain 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Alexander, C, The city as a mechanism for sustaining human contact. In W. E. Ewald, Jr. (Ed.), Environment for man: The next fifty years. Blooming ton, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1967.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Altman, I. The environment and social behavior. Monterey, California: Brooks/Cole, 1975.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Chermayeff, S. and Alexander, C. Community and privacy. Penguin Books, How Minds Work, 1962.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Coss, R. G. The cut-off hypothesis and its relevance to the design of public places. Man-Environment Systems, 1973, 3: 417–440.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Esser, A. H. (Ed.). Behavior and environment: The use of space by animals and men. New York: Plenum Press, 1971.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Goodman, P. and Goodman, P. Communitas: Means of livelihood and ways of life. New York: Vintage Books, 1947.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Greenbie, B. B. Design for diversity. New York: Elsevier, 1976.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Hall, E. T. Beyond culture. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Leyhausen, P. Dominance and territoriality as complemented in mammalian social structure. In A. H. Esser (Ed.), Behavior and environment: The use of space by animals and men. New York: Plenum Press, 1971.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Lynch, K. What time is this place? Cambridge: MIT Press, 1972.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Scheflen, A. E. Human territories: How we behave in space-time. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1976Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aristide H. Esser
    • 1
  • Barrie B. Greenbie
    • 2
  1. 1.Association for the Study of Man-Environment RelationsOrangeburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional PlanningUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

Personalised recommendations