Welcome to your World

Welcome to your World

How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world's best and worst landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes, Sarah Williams Goldhagen draws from recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate how people's experiences of the places they build are central to their well-being, their physical health, their communal and social lives, and even their very sense of themselves. From this foundation, Goldhagen presents a powerful case that societies must use this knowledge to rethink what and how they build: the world needs better-designed, healthier environments that address the complex range of human individual and social needs."--Amazon.com
Contents: Introduction: The next environmental revolution
The sorry places we live
Blindspot: Experiencing the built environment
The bodily basis of cognition
Bodies situated in natural worlds
People embedded in social worlds
Designing for humans
From blindsight to hindsight: Enriching environments, improving lives
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 720.1 G
Characteristics: xxxiv, 347 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061957802


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