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Shopping malls continue to be an interesting venue for wayfinding research. The conclusions, though, can be applied in a wide variety of pedestrian applications.
At least during the Christmas holiday season, consistency between smells and sounds can increase positive evaluations of a retail environment.
This insightful article broadly reviews the influence of the physical environment on child development.
Recent work has probed perceptions of privacy in the workplace. Participants with higher partitions around their workplaces had significantly higher levels of perceived privacy.
People's responses to specific neighborhoods and outdoor areas can vary greatly, and these subjective reactions are often difficult to quantify. A new tool, though, may help.
Familiar routes through urban space seem to have longer apparent distances.
A comprehensive new resource examines lighting quality and perception and their relation to work performace outcomes.
While certainly lifestyle choices and other factors influence health, urban planners and landscape architects have long espoused the need for interconnected pedestrian networks to promote public health. Greenways are one strategy to create pedestrian connections.
Personal control over the physical workspace led to higher perceived group cohesiveness and job satisfaction.
Many studies have been done on pedestrian motivations, values, and constraints. A recent article concisely summarizes much of the research, and uses it to support a design framework for walkable cities and neighborhoods.