"The third part of the conference encompasses a range of papers which, if not always explicitly "theoretical" or "educational" in their content, nevertheless help, in their different ways, to highlight these important issues. Questions of theory and methodology have to be central to any enquiry into the urban experience. Just how do we go about investigating and interpreting human responses to the city? What are the critical forces that shape our consciousness and hence our perception of the built environment? If we are to take "experience" as our starting point, the basic formulation "people-environment relations" has to be seen in itself as inherently problematic."