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Two Rural Main Streets: An Analysis from Environmental Psychology and Urban Design

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Calton, Mira
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Department of Psychology; Mary Humstone
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-26

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Main Street programs are used throughout the United States to economically develop and historically preserve downtown areas. The purpose of this paper is to discuss Main Street techniques based on studies conducted in the field of environmental psychology and urban design, and to specifically analyze the Laramie and Rawlins Main Street programs. Environmental psychology is the study of how people are affected by the environments where they live, work, and play. Studies have been done from large-scale environments such as climate to the small-scale environments such as white noise at work. Researchers, in both psychology and urban planning, have also been interested in how to create urban environments that promote well-being, community interaction, safety, and a well-liked location. This paper first introduces the Main Street approach to downtown development. Next, it will discuss environmental psychology and its applications to downtown areas in: peoples’ preferences for their surroundings, processes used for wayfinding, methods to create a sense of place and life in a community, and the beneficial influence of nature. Lastly, Laramie and Rawlins Main Street programs will be analyzed and recommendations for improvement will be discussed.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Wyoming Main Street Program; Environmental psychology; Urban beautification--Wyoming--Laramie; Urban beautification--Wyoming--Rawlins

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