First published in 1973, this two-volume set summarises and structures the contributions by researchers at the Fourth International EDRA Conference, held in April 1973. The second volume focuses on the symposia and invited papers, which were theory orientated. The symposia comprehensively assessed the status of contemporary knowledge as well as potential future directions in the respective fields contributing to environmental design research. This volume also provides summaries of the workshops, which explored problem solving processes and offered methodological applications to environmental analysis and other topics of concern.
This book will be of interest to students of architecture and design.
Table of Contents
Preface Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; Acknowledgements; Invited Addresses; 1. Environmental Design Research in the Social and Political Context 2. Theory of Man-Environment Relations 3. Environmental Cognition 4. Selected Instruments and Measures in Environmental Analysis: A Methodological Critique 5. Design Languages and Methods 6. Computer Aided Design; 7. Action Research in Man-Environment Relations Edward H. Steinfeld, Chairman 8. Implementation of Strategies Leading to Environmental Change Henry Sanoff, Chairman 9. Environmental Management Workshop Peter W. House, Chairman 10. Environmental Assessment Methodology Edward R. Ostrander, Chairman 11. Gaming and Simulation Ervin Bell, Chairman 12. Building Systems Gunther Schmitz, Chairman 13. Future Oriented Technologies Wolf Hilbertz, Chairman 14. The Service Institution-Clinic Concept of the School of Architecture John W. Wade, Chairman 15. Open Behavioral Planning Sam A. Sloan, Chairman 16. Childhood City Robin Moore, Chairman 17. Planning Environments for the Aged Thomas O. Byerts, Chairman 18. Computer Aided Design Michael Kennedy, Chairman 19. Low Cost Housing for Yaqui Indians and Chicanos Richard M. Hessler, Chairman 20. Subjective Responses to Acoustic Environments Ifan Payne, Chairman 21. Relational and Analytical Intelligence in Designers and Researchers Robert Bechtel; Conference Summary John P. Eberhard; Appendix