Linking Built Environments to Everyday Life

Assumptions, Logic, and Specifications
  • William Michelson


Imagine two circles. One is small. The other is big. Within each circle is a body of knowledge. Outside each circle is what’s not known. The larger the amount of what’s known, the greater the perimeter of the circle. Therefore, the more that is known, the greater exposure there is to what’s not known. In other words, the more you learn, the more you realize how much more there is yet to learn. This simple perspective1illustrates the theme of this paper on the study of built environments. The pursuit of empirical research in this field brings out a greater awareness of conceptual and methodological challenges yet to be overcome.


Housing Type Housing Satisfaction Residential Satisfaction Everyday Behavior Conventional Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Michelson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts and SciencesUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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