Eke, Bemsodi Linda (2001) PERCEPTION IN URBAN DESIGN. The University World.

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Most cities in the developing world, in spite of good beginnings- whether during the colonial period or pre-colonial- are, at present growing very haphazardly, most of the time without a plan or design, and fast growing into slums. Not only are these unhygienic but also visually ugly. The only exceptions seem to be the new capital cities, the government reserve areas and the planned housing estates. But for these, urban ugliness has become the norm of the day. That intangible quality called urbanism is fast disappearing. Urbanism creates an urban environmental quality to which human beings are sensitive and receptive in deriving satisfaction. Quality of buildings and the spaces in between are very important to the city dweller as well as the visitors to the city. They experience the urban quality through visual perception and evaluative responses. Experiencing the visual environment is a creative act and it depends on the disposition of objects in the space perceived. It is not enough to have impeccable planning approaches and design. If the physical structures in spaces are objectionable and do not constitute a vigorous environment, then all attention given to feasibility studies and decision making become wasted effort. This paper discusses the important role perception plays in drawing up urban design schemes. This, it is hoped, will influence the planners, architects and the administrators and impress upon them the role perception plays in understanding, analyzing evaluating and creating urban environment and images that can be conducive to urban living.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2019 13:24
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2019 13:24

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