Shades of Comfort: Privacy and the Street

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dc.contributor.author Kingery-Page, Katie
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-24T21:31:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-24T21:31:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-24T21:31:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/4240
dc.description.abstract Conditions of pedestrian comfort have been evaluated by other researchers as they relate to climate, protection from vehicles, and spatial conditions of the street. But in a discourse that emphasizes the public nature of the street, privacy is seldom addressed. A person’s ability to regulate privacy, both in seclusion and in public, is an aspect of personal freedom. Privacy occurs and is necessary in public space, especially in dense urban environments, where privacy indoors may be limited. Privacy is a complex phenomenon dependant above all upon the individual’s desired level of privacy. The researcher uses working definitions of privacy and exposure based upon social, psychological, and legal definitions. Beginning with the theory that achieving a desired level of privacy has a profound effect on the comfort of a person on the street, the researcher identifies and describes factors that allow for privacy regulation on the street. This exploratory research uses a phenomenological method of systematically noting subjective responses to the street setting. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/previous-conferences/20-47th-conference-in-portland.html en_US
dc.subject Privacy en
dc.subject Street en
dc.subject Streetscape en
dc.subject Comfort en
dc.subject Public space en
dc.subject Street types en
dc.title Shades of Comfort: Privacy and the Street en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2009 en_US
dc.description.conference 47th International Making Cities Livable Conference on True Urbanism: Cities for Health & Well-Being en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kkp en_US

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