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DEF: ‘Urbanplanning’ (the
+ Urbanplanning tries to achieve urban ergonomics.
ERGONOMICS IS INTERESTING BE-
CAUSE OF ITS AMBITION TO LINK
USER DEMANDS WITH MACHINE
In its origins, ergonomics was only concerned with increasing
machine output. The interests of this science have evolved
and now include parameters relating to the well-being and
enjoyment of users. This study applies the ambitions of ergo-
nomics to the practice of urbanplanning by exploring
concepts and techniques that allow a response to new life-
styles through the creation of competitive and
Design, Complexity, Discipline, Landscape Design,
Urbanplanning is a professional and administrative discipline
concerned with the laws and policies that organize the develop-
ment of the built environment. Generally the domain of govern-
ments and municipalities, it is involved with the design and
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