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Department
Commerce
Course
COMM 112
Professor
Rob Beamish
Semester
Fall

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“imageability: that quality in a physical object which gives it a high probability of evoking a strong image in any given observer.” Lynch (1960) LYNCH’S “THE IMAGE OF THE CITY” -seminal work 1960 -“consider[s] the visual quality of the American city by studying the mental image of that city which is held by its citizens” -extensive work in Boston, New Jersey and Los Angeles -identification of common elements LYNCH’S ELEMENTS OF THE CITY: Nodes - point features that can be entered - often the foci of travel - can be the focus of a district e.g. subway station, intersection, public square, park, building LYNCH’S ELEMENTS OF THE CITY: Landmarks - point features that are not entered - usually a recognizable physical structure used for orientation e.g. a sign, a building, a tower,a mountain LYNCH’S ELEMENTS OF THE CITY: Districts - area features with identifiab
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