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The synergetic effect of the observer on the built environment

Author(s): Alenka Temeljotov Salaj

Journal: Urbani Izziv
ISSN 0353-6483

Volume: 16;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: environment | evaluation | relation to real estate

The challenge of modern times is not only tied to the fast pace of life, many responsibilities and high effectiveness in the working process, but also to perception of the built and natural environment in one’s daily rhythm. While rushing from one engagement to another, we often stop to complain and vent our dismay over difficult accesses, full parking lots, poorly maintained places, bad air-conditioning. On the other hand we rest when watching green park planting, the play of running water, we feel at ease in pleasantly decorated places. Consciously or unconsciously all are observed, perceived and coded in our memories. The synergetic effect of this relationship between humans and the environment was the topic of a social-psychological research presented in this article. The issue is the relation of the individual or group to real estate from the aspects of social, psycho-social, historical and economic influences. It deals with the analysis of relations between the property status of families and climate, self-evaluation by members, values, other inclinations, lifestyle and identity or efficiency of individuals.
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