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April 1 - Imageability of a city- the quality in a city or...

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April 1, 2008 Images of the Environment- People formulate impressions about their environment based on images that have become significant to them over a period of time Acquisition of knowledge about the city and/or city features thorough sensory cues coding of knowledge about the city and/or city features storage of knowledge about the city and/or city features recall of knowledge about the city and/or city features decoding of knowledge about the city and/or city features Characteristics that influence the image of a city are: 1. Legibility a. The ease with which a city’s parts can be recognized and can be organized into a coherent pattern 2. Identity a. This is the identification of a city or feature in the city that imply its distinction from other cities or city features 3. Structure a. The spatial or pattern relation of the city features of the city to the observer and other objects 4. Meaning a. An emotional or practical relation to the observer
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Unformatted text preview: Imageability of a city- the quality in a city or a city feature, which gives it a high probability of evoking a strong image in any given observer Elements of a city: 1. Paths a. Channels of movement, access from one part of city to another i. Vehicular or pedestrian, expressways or highways, bridge over university ave. 2. Edges a. Boundaries between two phases i. riverfronts, walls, roads that mark boundaries 3. Districts a. Large sections of a city that one enters, has identifying common character i. Mill Avenue , ASU campus, historic neighborhood 4. Nodes a. Strategic transition points in a city, intensive focal point i. Sky Harbor Airport, Plaza between CDN and CDS, driving circles 5. Landmarks a. Points of reference external to individual, singular, memorable, and unique i. A Mountain, Eiffel Tower, Post office in a neighborhood...
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