Thursday, July 12, 2007

July 25, 2007- July 29, 2007 Behavior Mapping

Behavior Mapping
During the week of July 25, 2007 through July 29, 2007 we learned about Behavior Mapping. Behavior mapping is direct observation by making a map and go out and observe what different things go on in the community. You can record different things such as: temperature, what the people are doing, and different things going in the community at that time. We also learned the following:
  • Physical Features in a neighborhood can affect people behaviors.
  • When people sit up under trees, they feel protected.
  • Peole tend to sit where there are places to sit.

When you are creating a place where people can come and do what they do for fun( something kinda like a park or an open space) here are some things to have in mind...

  • How far it is from the street?
  • How much sun the area get?
  • Food
  • Water
  • Are their trees around?
  • Sittable space
  • trangulation

Remember the most important thing about a space is its relationship with the STREET. Trees should be planted in groves quite close together. KEEP YOU UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Chris said...

You guys seem to be getting this City Planning thing down quite well. Reading your blog is helping me to change the way I look at public spaces.

The Youth Neighborhood Mapping Initiative said...

After this experience, I'm definitely thinking about taking a career in the city planning field when I get older.
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