"This paper summarizes the methods and findings of an empirical research in a pedestrian area of the city of Stuttgart. Interviews with pedestrians, observation of pedestrian behavior and the analysis of the physical and social environment of the research area were leading to findings which give information about the influence of peoples different "intentional roles" on environmental perception and about characteristics of pedestrian behavior in the context of specific social and physical settings. The study aims at the utilisation of the findings as a basis for town plan ning and urban design, i.e. to give people the chance of realizing in tentions and modes of behavior via facilitating or hindering aspects of behavior by arranging adequate physical and social environmental settings."