Community and Regional Planning
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International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
This paper concentrates on power places as perceived by the students in a 60,000 people college town in the United States. Power places are favourite outdoor locations that evoke positive emotions, and are conducive to relaxation and reduction of stress. Further understanding how location affects those places and the feelings of students will help planners and designers be more intentional as they create conditions favourable to the development of cities that are healthy, sustainable, resilient and smart. Research methodologies used in this paper include empirical cartography, mapping and space syntax. We conclude the paper with a discussion of the presented results and further research directions.
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Poplin, Alenka; Yamu, Claudia; and Rico-Gutierrez, Luis, "Place-making: an approach to rationale behind the location choice of power places. University campus Ames as a case study" (2017). Community and Regional Planning Proceedings, Papers, and Posters. 3.
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