PEOPLE AND DOWNTOWN: USE, ATTITUDES, SETTINGS

THE MAIN CONCERN IS WITH THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD), AN AREA SUBJECT TO HEAVY PEDESTRIAN USE. THE STUDY APPLIES AND EVALUATES METHODS USED TO DISCERN HOW PEOPLE REACT TO THE DOWNTOWN ENVIRONMENT. METHODS OF BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS ARE DEMONSTRATED ALONG WITH HOW THESE METHODS MAY BE APPLIED TO DETERMINE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CBD ENVIRONMENT. THE SEATTLE CBD AND ITS USERS SERVED AS THE TEST CASE. THE PORTLAND CBD AND A SEATTLE DISTRICT REGIONAL SHOPPING CENTER WERE USED FOR PURPOSES OF COMPARISON. GENUINE ATTENTION TO THE DIVERSITY OF HUMAN NEEDS AND TO THE DIVERSITY OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR IS PARAMOUNT IN THE BUILDING OF NEW TOWN CENTERS, AND IN SALVAGING, REVITALIZING, OR IN MERELY CONSERVING EXISTING COMMUNITY CORES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    College of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Seattle, WA  USA  98195
  • Authors:
    • Grey, A L
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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  • Accession Number: 00240044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 150 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1971 12:00AM