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Urban Space and Autism

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:59 am
by AnnaS
Hi Everyone,

I’m a Masters of Architecture student at the University of Bath and I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me with my research. I am looking into how architects and urban designers can make towns and cities more inclusive of neurodiversity, in particular people with autism. If there is anyone (over 18) with autism that would be happy to share their experiences of urban space please fill out my online survey:

Urban space is defined as the spaces between buildings, such as streets, parks and public square.

The survey can take less than 15 minutes and is completely anonymous. If you have any question please email me on

If I can get enough respondents I am hoping to share my findings with some of the architectural community to attempt to increase awareness.

Thank you,


Re: Urban Space and Autism

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:11 am
by larissaboyer
Researchers have found that people tend to flee or feel uncomfortable when someone unexpectedly invades their personal space . To measure their interpersonal distance preferences, they asked each adult to approach an experimenter and stop at the distance that felt perfectly comfortable.