Jack L. Nasar is an Academy Professor City & Regional Planning, The Ohio State University, and former editor of the Journal of Planning Literature. An environmental psychologist, urban planner, and urban designer, he has published more than 130 scholarly articles on environmental meaning, cognition, fear, crime, and spatial behavior. He wrote two books (The Evaluative Image of the City, Sage, 1998; Design by Competition, Cambridge University, 1999), one monograph (Visual Quality by Design, American Society of Interior Designers), edited four books (Designing for Designers, Routledge, 2007; Universal Design and Visitability, Ohio State University Knowledge Bank, 2007 (file:///C:/Users/nasar/Downloads/UniversalDesign&Visitability2007largePrint.pdf); Directions in Person-Environment Research and Practice, Routledge. 1999, and Environmental Aesthetics: Theory, Research, and Applications, Cambridge University, 1988), and architectural criticism for The Columbus Dispatch and for Landscape Architecture magazine. An invited lecturer around the world, he has been honored with the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career Award, the EDRA Achievement award, election as Fellow in both the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the . American Psychological Association, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture Washington University, St. Louis. He holds an A.B Bachelor in Architecture from the Washington University, St. Louis, a Master’s in Urban Planning from New York University and a Ph.D. in Man-Environment Relations from Pennsylvania State University.


Nasar, J. L. (2016). Perception and Evaluation of Residential Street Scenes. In J. L. Nasar & W. F. E. Preiser (Eds.) Directions in Person-Environment Research and Practice (pp. 229-245). Abingdon-on-Thames, England: Routledge.

Nasar, J. L., & Troyer, D. (2013). Pedestrian injuries due to mobile phone use in public places. Accident Analysis & Prevention57, 91-95.

Hur, M., Nasar, J. L., & Chun, B. (2010). Neighborhood satisfaction, physical and perceived naturalness and openness. Journal of Environmental Psychology30(1), 52-59.

Nasar, J. L. (1998). The Evaluative Image of the city. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications (Paperback, 1999).

Nasar, J. L. (1994). Urban design aesthetics: The evaluative qualities of building exteriors. Environment and behavior26(3), 377-401.

Nasar, J. L., & Fisher, B. (1993). ‘Hot spots’ of fear and crime: A multi-method investigation. Journal of environmental psychology13(3), 187-206.



Environmental aesthetics

Environmental perception/cognition

Spatial behavior

Programming and evaluating (Post-occupancy evaluation) environments

Research Methods