African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4131

Full Length Research Paper

Environment designing considering the needs of youth according to Abraham Maslow’s needs case study: District 9 of Isfahan City

Mahrouyeh Latifiyan
  • Mahrouyeh Latifiyan
  • Department of Architecture, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
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Morteza Salavati
  • Morteza Salavati
  • Department of Architecture, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
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  •  Received: 02 July 2013
  •  Accepted: 13 January 2015
  •  Published: 14 January 2015

Abstract

This study aims to design an environment for the youth by considering their needs and interests. This study sought to provide all of the needs of the youth by environmental affordances according to the hierarchy of needs developed by Abraham Maslow. It was conducted in district 9 of Isfahan city on about 380 of young people and evaluated 8 suggested spaces with 6 groups environmental affordance by use of questionnaire. The findings indicated all the needs of the youth were met based on Abraham Maslow's needs. It was also found that belonging needs were prioritized, accordingly amphitheater was introduced to be the most favorable place as this environment is able to provide the affordances of being with friends and meeting new friends.

 

Key words: Youth, environmental affordance, Abraham Maslow, basic needs, cognitive needs.