Doing it right: examples of successful application of environment- behavior research

R. E. Wener

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Abstract

This paper provides examples of environmental design projects where behavioral research was an integral part of the planning process and where there was a follow up evaluation of effectiveness. The projects reviewed include experimental, quasi-experimental, and case study approaches. Overall, these studies suggest participatory planning methods can increase the likelihood of the success of implementing behaviorally-based plans. In addition, it appears that studies conducted by organizational "insiders' are more likely to be used in subsequent decision-making than are evaluations by outside consultants, although inside studies raise potential problems of bias. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-303
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Architectural & Planning Research
Volume5
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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