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Marans, Robert W.

Works: 72 works in 218 publications in 2 languages and 4,075 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Robert W Marans
Planned residential environments by John B Lansing( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and German and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating quality of urban life : theory, methods and empirical research by Robert W Marans( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume synthesizes past and current, international research on the quality of urban life. It emphasizes the contributions of the urban environment to the overall well-being of residents living in urban are as ranging in scale from small cities and their hinterlands to metropolitan regions. The term urban environment refers to the socio-physical aspects of urban living ranging from individual dwellings and neighborhoods to public services (i.e. transportation, rubbish collection etc.) to neighbors and community organization. The work emphasizes not only perceptions of and behaviors within urban environments but the actual conditions to which individuals are responding. The research covers both the subjective and behavioral aspects of urban living as well as the objective conditions which drive them. Drawing on collaborative research with a broad group of researchers in a variety of settings around the world, the book incorporates theoretical and methodological approaches to the conceptualizing and measuring of quality of life. It covers research designs that are based on both the analysis and modeling of aggregate secondary data and on the collection, analysis and modeling of primary survey data on subjective urban quality of life. --Book Jacket
Methods in environmental and behavioral research by Robert B Bechtel( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of nonmetropolitan living : evaluations, behaviors, and expectations of northern Michigan residents by Robert W Marans( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental simulation : research and policy issues by Robert W Marans( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first work to integrate and assess the considerable mass of recent research in environmental simulation within the broader context of public policy issues. Both the conceptual underpinnings as well as the methodologies of the discipline are examined in detail to provide environmental designers, architects, city planners, environmental psychologists, and natural resource managers with a comprehensive overview of the field
Youth and the environment : an evaluation of the 1971 Youth Conservation Corps by Robert W Marans( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a study of approximately 2400 young people who, for 8 weeks in the summer of 1971, participated in the first part of a three-year Youth Conservation Corps Pilot Program. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of the program on the young people in regard to environmental education, social relations, skill-development, and self concept. Program evaluations are based upon responses from three sources of information; a group-administered questionnaire given to individual corps members at the beginning and at the end of their camp sessions; a camp directors' questionnaire; and selected camp site visits. Research findings show that most responses of corps members to the camp program were very favorable. They stated that the experience not only contributed to the development of quality work and recreational skills, but also increased their ability to live with and accept other people. While corps members entered and left the program highly concerned about environmental programs, environmental knowledge and understanding increased only slightly. Two directions recommended for future research are to continue the analysis of data collected in 1971, and, secondly, collect new data beyond 1971. (Author/SJM)
Evaluating built environments : a behavioral approach by Robert W Marans( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on measuring restrictive rental practices affecting families with children : a national survey by Robert W Marans( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of sustainability and social science research by Walter Leal Filho( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this handbook social science researchers who focus on sustainability present and discuss their findings, including empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, and applied projects. As such, the book offers a basis for the dissemination of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects, especially initiatives which have influenced behavior, decision-making, or policy. Furthermore, it introduces methodological approaches and projects which aim to offer a better understanding of sustainability across society and economic sectors. This multidisciplinary overview presents the work of researchers from across the spectrum of the social sciences. It stimulates innovative thinking on how social sciences influence sustainable development and vice-versa
Perceptions of life quality in rural America : an analysis of survey data from four studies by Robert W Marans( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to concerns resulting from changes in metropolitan growth during the past decade, and the concomitant gain in population of nonmetropolitan areas, this study was conducted in an effort to understand the effects of such growth on the quality of rural life and the physical environment. Data analyzed dealt with safisfactions, perceptions, evaluations, behaviors, and environmental characteristics, as seen by rural residents in three national and one regional (northern Michigan) surveys conducted between 1971 and 1976. The studies, which included questionnaires, personal interviews, and telephone interviews, defined the population groups by age, race, income and educational levels, job status, and occupation, with the last three categories looked at separately for men and women. Results indicated a somewhat "mixed picture" of life in rural America. In most instances, a greater satisfaction than dissatisfaction was seen in rural areas than in urban areas, but rural residents taken as a whole were seen to be neither better nor worse off than urban Americans. Stemming from limitations of using available national data in characterizing life in rural America, six issues concerning research tasks were identified which should be addressed by policy makers and other groups and individuals concerned with the quality of rural life. (Jd)
The physical environment and the learning process : a survey of recent research : a report by Jonathan King( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterfront living : a report on permanent and seasonal residents in northern Michigan by University of Michigan( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal policy and the mobility of older homeowners : the effects of the one-time capital gains exclusion by Sandra J Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreation and the quality of urban life : recreational resources, behaviors, and evaluations of people in the Detroit region by Robert W Marans( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The determinants of neighborhood quality : an analysis of the 1976 Annual housing survey by Robert W Marans( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent empirical research has demonstrated that neighborhood quality is associated with residents' evaluation of specific attributes of their housing environment. This paper uses the 1976 Annual Housing Survey to assess the contributions to overall neighborhood quality of people's evaluations of environmental conditions and public services. It considers 1) the extent to which the presence or absence of conditions influences ratings of neighborhoods, 2) the relative importance of conditions and service evaluations in explaining overall neighborhood ratings, and 3) the extent to which the evaluations in households with different background characteristics differ in importance in explaining overall neighborhood ratings
Toward the integration of theory, methods, research, and utilization by Gary T Moore( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the latest volume in a series that concentrates on major integrative contributions from international leaders in the fields of: architecture environmental psychology landscape architecture social anthropology social ecology, and urban design, planning, and sociology
Toward environmental understanding : an evaluation of the 1972 Youth Conservation Corps by John C Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit Area Study, 1980 : the Sociology of Knowledge and the Quality of Life in Detroit by Werner S Landecker( )

2 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quality of community life in the Detroit metropolitan area and factors influencing it were the main focus for this Detroit Area Study. To gauge perceptions of the quality of life in the Detroit tri-county area, respondents were asked how satisfied or dissatisfied they were with the tri-county area in general, with their neighborhoods, and with the quality of local community services, such as quality of local roads, public schools, police and garbage collection. In addition, the survey measured respondents' satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their own education, income, health, amount of leisure time, marriage, family life, job, home, and other aspects of their lives. Respondents also were questioned about their expectations for the future, their friendships in the tri-county area, friendliness with neighbors, use of recreational facilities, and where their children played. The survey also sought respondents' opinions on a wide range of other issues such as race relations, social stratification, abortion, the benefits of the free enterprise system, whether or not the United States was a meritocracy, and the meaning and value of democracy. Additional information gathered by the survey includes duration of residence in the tri-county area and at the current residence, place of previous residence, home ownership, rent payments, value of the home, number of separate bedrooms, motor vehicle ownership and use, use of public transportation, employment status, occupation and industry, independence and authority at work, number of siblings ever born, religious preference, social class identification, political preference, and information on age, sex, place of birth, income, race, ethnicity, and household composition ... Cf.:
Artists in Michigan : a report on who they are and what they do : prepared for the Michigan Council for the Arts by Tina S Beyer( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quality of Life in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, 1975 by Willard L Rodgers( )

5 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of 1,194 adults in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties in Detroit in 1975 was part of an extensive research project designed to produce important theoretical and operationally useful research results on the urban environment and quality of life. Respondents were either the head, or the spouse of the head, of household. The sample provided adequate representation of both Detroit itself and the surrounding area, and of racial and economic subgroups. It was taken from the geographic area defined as the 1971 Detroit SMSA, which included Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Data were gathered on population, housing, and neighborhood characteristics, including percentagized data on age groups, unemployment rate, labor force, occupancy and vacancy rate, tenureship, single family ownership, ownership or rental by racial groups, crime rate, injuries, and ejection. Respondents were asked about the public transportation system, schools, recreational opportunities, public safety, housing, and sanitation in their neighborhood. Other items probed respondents' feelings about their neighborhood, work, the Detroit tri-county area in relative terms, preferred place to live in the United States and reasons for their choice, future unemployment in the Detroit tri-county area, city officials, taxes and the variety of local services taxes were used for, and use of violence to effect social change. Additional items probed respondents opinions about private schools, quality of public schools, the police, neighborhood problems, and integrated neighborhoods, as well as recreational activities. Also probed were respondents' satisfaction with their life, time spent with family, marriage, housing, government's recreational facilities for children in their neighborhood, and the quality and price of foods in supermarkets. Background items specify age, date of birth ... Cf.:
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Investigating quality of urban life : theory, methods and empirical research
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