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dc.contributor.authorKantarek, Anna Agata
dc.identifier.citationKantarek, Anna Agata. The tourist and the city: on orientation in unknown urban space. A: Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. "6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener". Barcelona: IFoU, 2012, p. 1-10.
dc.description.abstractThis paper concentrates on the spatial dimension of a city and human perceptive abilities in its reality. A tourist is an exceptional person in a space which is unknown to him. He usually has a very general and virtual image of the place he wants to visit, often seen as a mosaic of fragmented pieces. He also has some quite well-defined targets and a limited timetable. Do our cities help him to orient himself in its space, unknown but desired and targeted? This paper formulates several rules which are helpful for better exploration of an unknown space in a city. They are based upon the theory of Orientation in Urban Space /A.A. Kantarek On Orientation in Urban Space, Cracow University of Technology Press, Kraków, 2008/ where Orientation Codes of Urban Space are formulated: the own codes of a form, signalling codes, mass transmission codes and other codes incorporated in culture.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.publisherInternational Forum on Urbanism
dc.publisherEscola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Forum on Urbanism. Conference (6a: 2012: Barcelona)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme::Aspectes socials
dc.subject.lcshTourist trade and city planning
dc.subject.lcshSpace perception
dc.subject.otherOrientation in urban space
dc.subject.otherUrban composition
dc.subject.otherUrban form
dc.titleThe tourist and the city: on orientation in unknown urban space
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacTurisme i urbanisme
dc.subject.lemacPercepció de l'espai
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
upcommons.citation.authorKantarek, Anna Agata
upcommons.citation.contributorConference of the International Forum on Urbanism
upcommons.citation.publicationName6th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): TOURBANISM, Barcelona, 25-27 gener

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