Community Wayfinding: Pathways to Understanding

Community Wayfinding: Pathways to Understanding
Community Wayfinding: Pathways to Understanding
Springer | Public Health | May 16 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319310704 | 300 pages | pdf | 16.2 mb

Editors: Hunter, Rebecca H., Anderson, Lynda A., Belza, Basia L. (Eds.)
Brings together international experts to offer multidisciplinary perspectives on community wayfinding
Describes relevant design principles and practices by drawing upon architecture, communications, universal design (UD), planning, and engineering
Examines wayfinding tools and innovative technologies ranging from maps to apps to complex wayfinding systems

This book examines wayfinding from a broad public health perspective and articulates what needs to be done to create better wayfinding for all people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Addressing both science and the human experience, the book brings together a group of international experts to examine community wayfinding from a variety of viewpoints.
It first presents a critical foundation for understanding wayfinding from an individual perspective. Next, it describes relevant design principles and practices by drawing upon architecture, environmental graphic design, universal design (UD), and urban planning. The book then goes on to examine wayfinding tools and innovative technologies ranging from maps to apps to complex systems. In addition, coverage includes case studies, lessons from wayfinding improvement initiatives, and recommendations for future research, practice, and policy.
Overall, the book focuses on the economic and commercial benefits of good wayfinding, its potential impact on the health of individuals and communities, as well as strategies for the journey ahead. It will appeal to numerous professionals across many disciplines from architecture and cartography to public health and urban planning. Additionally, the book can help advance a dialogue among those interested in enhancing the livability of their communities.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations
Topics
Public Health
Human Geography
Landscape, Regional and Urban Planning
Urbanism
Community & Environmental Psychology

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