Spatial Planning and Cognition

Perceptions and memory of places are linked together because of the form of space, individual differences in how memories are kept and emotional feelings about space. In this research we investigate how environmental characteristics influence our memory of places, from urban to wildland. We adapt theoretical design approaches, novel technology (VR) and rigorous psychological methods to evaluate how planners and designers influence how individuals remember places. As this reserach unfolds we also contribute to psychological constructs in environmental psychology and spatial navigation.



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