The Sensory landscape of cities / by Charles Landry

By: Landry, Charles.
ISBN: 9781908777010.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: Bournes Green : Comedia, 2012Description: 61 p.Series: Shorts: 02Summary: The city is a communications device. It speaks to us through every fibre of its being. The lived urban experience comes from a circular sensory cycle. The Sensory landscape of Cities, sees the city as a 360-degree, enveloping, immersive experience, which has emotional and psychological impacts. It argues that we sense, feel and understand it through increasingly narrow funnels of perception. Living in an impoverished perceptual mindscape makes us operate with a shallow register of experience and understanding about what is important for our cities to survive well. A greater understanding of the importance of environmental psychology is crucial. This focuses on the interplay between people and their surroundings and the degree to which it creates stress or feels restorative. (Font: Autor)
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The city is a communications device. It speaks to us through every fibre of its being. The lived urban experience comes from a circular sensory cycle. The Sensory landscape of Cities, sees the city as a 360-degree, enveloping, immersive experience, which has emotional and psychological impacts. It argues that we sense, feel and understand it through increasingly narrow funnels of perception. Living in an impoverished perceptual mindscape makes us operate with a shallow register of experience and understanding about what is important for our cities to survive well. A greater understanding of the importance of environmental psychology is crucial. This focuses on the interplay between people and their surroundings and the degree to which it creates stress or feels restorative. (Font: Autor)

Preface -- Setting the scene -- Overload & distraction -- Chronic myopia -- Invigorating senses -- Mindset & mindflow -- Blocking out experience -- Lifeless policy language -- Urban desire -- Impoverished awareness -- Multiple senses & intelligences -- The power of metaphors -- Venice -- The city as a communications device -- Urbanism & environmental psychology

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