Decipher the Sense of Place

APA National Capital Area Chapter


Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. CDT

CM | 1.50

Add to My Log


One of the important guiding principles in urban design for sustainability and livability is a sense of place which leads users and visitors to perceive and associate a strong identity or character with a particular location. This research project is funded by University Transportation Research center and is a multi-disciplinary collaboration among urban planner, architect, and transportation engineer, data scientist and behavior scientist. So far, the quantifiable research and study have been conducted by engineers and focused on travel behavior. To understand creating sense of place and decipher and framework to measure the sense of place are critical for designer profession in general including architect, urban planner, and urban designer. 

This research project extends the existing body of work on sense of place by developing a framework for measuring sense of place and quantifying its relationship to other dimensions and broadening previous dimensions considered to include travel mode access mobile device adoption.