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Urban imagery and the main street of the nation: the legibility of Orchard Road in the eyes of Singaporeans

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

YEUNG, H.W.
National University of Singapore, Singapour, Singapour


Description :
This paper aims to examine the image of Singapore, with special reference to its main street, Orchard Road. It starts with an updated theoretical exposition of the Lynchian approach to the image of the city and to urban landscape studies. It argues that legibility has far more interactive components than those which Lynch: it is operationalised by four questions in the structured questionnaire (the location of places, the identification of places for activities, the recognisability of landscape elements, and a cognitive map exercise).


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban studies (Harlow), issn : 0042-0980, 1996, vol. 33, n°. 3, p. 473-494, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 57 ref.

Date :
1996

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Harlow, Longman Group

Langue :
Anglais
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