In this article of the book environmental psychologists, Wouter Tooren and Camilla Meijer, looked at the interaction between the physical environment and the people moving in it—their behaviour and sense of wellbeing. They studied these relationships, and underlying motivation and perception, in trying to explain behaviour in public space.
“Differentiation makes us understand where we are, locally. It embeds our understanding of place, making us feel saver and in control. The key for proper differentiation is creating local spatial identities.”