Title: Responsive Environments

Author: Ian Bentley, Alan Alcock, Sue McGlynn, Paul Murrain, Graham Smith

Date: 1985

Publisher: Buildings Research Team, Oxford Polytechnic




Sections 1.1-1.4 (pp. 16-23)

Description: This is a manual for professional planners and designers. Its chapters offer principles concerning permeability, variety, robustness, visual appropriateness, richness, and personalization.

Assessment: This is a thoughtful, ambitious work. Principles include quantitative information (e.g. parking standards, block size ratios, etc.). This could be used as a reference for a code.