22. Residential Environments and People

Working Group Coordinators

Hélène Bélanger belanger.helene@uqam.ca
Département d'études urbaines et touristiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Henny Coolen h.c.c.h.coolen@tudelft.nl
OTB - Research for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Description of the Working Group

Residential environments are designed and restructured by people for people. The relationship between residential environments and people is mutual. Residential environments afford functions for and communicate meanings to people through the ways in which they are shaped, and human beings design functions and attach meanings to residential environments through their everyday life and activities. The working group Residential Environments and People focuses on the relationship between people and residential environments from the perspective of the individual. People’ attitudes, perceptions, preferences, values, choices and evaluations of the features and qualities of residential environments provide us with important information on the ways in which residential environments are used and (re)shaped. Such information may well provide a better understanding of the mechanisms behind residential preference and choice, values associated with residential environments, residential satisfaction, the quality of residential environments, the meaning of place, and the design of residential environments.

Plans for the Workshop in Uppsala

We welcome contributions related to the topics indicated in the description of the Working Group.