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Description - With People in Mind by Rachel Kaplan

With People in Mind explores how to design and manage areas of "everyday nature" - parks and open spaces, corporate grounds, vacant lots and backyard gardens, fields and forests - in ways that are beneficial to and appreciated by humans. The authors introduce a new way of thinking about natural areas and present concrete and detailed recommendations for effective design and management. Enhanced by a wealth of illustrations and images, With People in Mind translates the results of many years of empirical studies into practical design and management approaches. It is a readable and flexible guide for practitioners and students in landscape architecture, planning, resource management, environmental psychology, and other fields.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559635943
ISBN-10: 1559635940
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rachel Kaplan

Rachel Kaplan is professor of environmental psychology in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and professor of psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has for more than a quarter of a century played a key role in the field of environmental psychology, and has co-authored three books, including The Experience of Nature (Cambridge, 1989). Stephen Kaplan is professor of psychology and professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has for more than a quarter of a century played a key role in the field of environmental psychology, and has co-authored three books, including The Experience of Nature (Cambridge, 1989). Robert L. Ryan is an award-winning landscape architect who recently completed his doctoral dissertation on people's attachment to natural areas.

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