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People in cities : the urban environment and its effects

Author: Edward Krupat
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge series in environment and behavior.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People in Cities is about the experience of urban life. Edward Krupat analyzes current research and theory about the ways in which cities affect people. He contrasts urban living with life in smaller communities, and compares popular notions and stereotypes about city dwellers with the results of empirical research. Taking a social psychological perspective, he integrates ideas from psychology, sociology, urban  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Krupat
ISBN: 0521265444 9780521265447 0521319463 9780521319461
OCLC Number: 11262232
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The idea of the city: The city as environment: an introduction ; Urban characteristics: city versus city and city versus town ; Definitions and models of urban life ; The city as I see it: image and activity --
pt. 2. Living in the city: The city as too much: crowding, noise and all that stress ; Isolation and integration: social relations in the city ; Cities by design: the physical environment and urban living ; Can the city be a livable place?
Series Title: Cambridge series in environment and behavior.
Responsibility: Edward Krupat.
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Taking a social psychological perspective, the author integrates ideas from psychology, sociology, urban planning, and architecture. Non-technical and readable, the book offers a sophisticated  Read more...

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