Negami and colleagues investigated the psychological repercussions of urban design. Their published study indicates that “the urban environment has great potential to shape residents’ experiences and social interactions, as well as to mitigate social isolation by promoting trust and sociability. The current study examines the effects of urban design interventions, such as colorful crosswalks and greenery, on participants’ mental well-being, sociability and feelings of environmental stewardship. Participants were led on walks of Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, stopping at six sites . .
Promote Social Behavior/Support Diversity
Park probed factors linked to park use. He reports that “As the world becomes more urbanized, neighborhood parks are becoming an increasingly important venue where people engage in physical and social activities. Using park-use data collected by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the aim of this study is to account for park use in light of park attributes and neighborhood conditions. . .
Three factors with key effects on behavior
Designing for interacting and adding value
ABW influences worker experiences in meaningful ways
On-street atmosphere, links to design
Engelen and her colleagues reviewed published research to identify the implications of activity-b
Izenstark and Ebata, studied interactions between mothers and daughters outdoors and reported the
Research by Payne and his colleagues indicates the value of music in service environments.
It is important to design workplaces that reduce the likelihood of rude behavior, for more than t