Over the past three decades the importance of ‘culture’
for the design of supportive environments generally,
and housing in particular, has increasingly been
acknowledged. However, it is striking how little impact
this has had on planning and design, and also how
difficult it would be to demonstrate such impact,
and to evaluate it, in absence of any explicit criteria.
There is little and inadequate knowledge about this matter
generally, and even less work on it in the specific context
of Environment-Behaviour Studies (EBS). That is the topic
that I address in this paper.
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