Dillon, R., 2004, Re-viewing cityscapes: exploring the need for personalised place making to increase psychological inclusion, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Dillon, R.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : Most of us have a place or type of space in which we do not feel entirely comfortable. For some, this leads to a total avoidance of the spaces in which these feelings occur and hence exclusion from key parts of the city. The creation of an inclusive urban realm has become of increased importance in the field of architecture and urban design. Whilst conceptual work has examined the psychological aspects of exclusion, most of the built interventions into urban space have focused on the more tangible physical issues surrounding a difficult physical occupation of urban space. This paper examines the need to create a more personalised psycho-spatial reading of space beyond the well-discussed realms of environmental preference and psycho-geography, to examine an altered perception of place through a dysfunctional relationship with space. This further highlights the need for a more individualised notion of place making in creating higher levels of psychological inclusion.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: psychological exclusion, place making, streetscape, interactivity, streets. [paper 7 p.]