Remaking the Image: The Changing Legibility and Visibility of Derby's City Center, UK

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Abstract

It was in 1960 when the concept of imageability was coined by Lynch, who also emphasized the importance of meaning, legibility, and visibility in the physical environment. Similarly, this study will explore the value of a memorable image within the city center's quarters, by analyzing socio-spatial interaction, pedestrian flow, and users' perception. This study will focus on the relationship between two retailing quarters of a city center and will analyze impacts of a hugely-scaled urban shopping mall on the whole image and memory of a city center. A case study of two main quarters in the City Center of Derby, UK will be analyzed to give analytical suggestions for planning and design in the future and possibly similar developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-923
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Imageability
  • cultural quarter
  • legibility
  • urban change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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