January 1, 1991. English title: "Urban Design and Revitalization in Rio de Janeiro's Port Area: The Contribution of the Study of Environmental Perception." Ph.D. dissertation, Universidade de Sao Paulo. 548 pages.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Vicente del Rio was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
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Contribution on the importance and applicability of the studies of environmental perception for urban design in the revitalization of a city center suffering a process of decline and underutilization of its development potentials.
Theoretical support is developed in Part One through conceptualizations on revitalization of city centers, urban design and its role in this process, and the applicability of environmental perception studies. The Port Area of Rio de Janeiro is taken as the case-study and its evolution, developmental aspects and tendencies are considered in the Part Two. The Third and last Part presents an analysis of environmental perception at the Port Area through an investigation of direct and indirect sources, culminating in considerations on the validity and design applicability of the findings for interventions of urban design and revitalization.
Urban, Community and Regional Planning