The Meaning of Activities in the Dwelling and Residential Environment: A Structural Approach in People-environment Relations

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IOS Press, 2009 - Architecture - 269 pages
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The dwelling is a central setting in people's everyday life. People use their dwelling and residential environment for a large variety of activities and purposes. This book relates activities, settings and meanings to improve the insight into people-environment relations which is called a meaning structure approach.
 

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Contents

Introducing the meaning of dwelling
1
Conceptualising the meaning of dwelling
7
Describing the context of dwelling
27
Analysing activities in the dwelling and the residential environment
37
The meaning of activities in the dwelling and residential environment
55
Comparing the meaning of dwelling
99
Conclusions and discussion
149
References
177
Appendix 6 CA of everyday activities
208
activities
211
Appendix 8 General meanings
224
general meanings of activities
225
Appendix 10 Universal value types
244
Appendix 11 Use of the dwelling
246
Appendix 12 Preferred location and main reason for preference
247
Appendix 13 Activities performed in the living room
248

Appendix 1 Design and implementation of the questionnaire
185
Appendix 2 Key features of respondents
202
Appendix 3 Log linear analysis
204
Appendix 4 Preferred amenities
205
Appendix 5 Mentioned activities and the frequencies
206
Summary
249
Samenvatting Dutch summary
259
Curriculum Vitae
269
Sustainable Urban Areas
271
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