Guidelines for the Design and Development of Golf Courses Adjacent to Riparian Habitat in Semi-Arid Desert Landscapes

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Title:
Guidelines for the Design and Development of Golf Courses Adjacent to Riparian Habitat in Semi-Arid Desert Landscapes
Author:
Dietz, Robert Joseph.
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
With the growth of golf has come polarity. Environmentalists have targeted this growth as a misuse of precious land resources, fostering environmental fragmentation. The golf industry has countered by promoting the local implementation of strict environmental guidelines designed to minimize golf's impact on natural resources. Attempts to secure a compromise between developers and environmentalists in Pima County, Arizona have been moderately successful. There, existing environmental golf development guidelines are broad and insufficient to protect a declining riparian habitat. The purpose of this study is to offer improved guidelines for the future development of golf courses in the southwestern United States near sensitive riparian habitat. A comparative analysis of two local case studies provides the key to the development of new guidelines for golf courses near riparian areas in desert landscapes. Guidelines proposed within this study offer planning, design, construction, and maintenance direction related to the development of regional golf courses.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Riparian areas -- Management.; Riparian ecology.; Golf courses -- Environmental aspects.; Golf courses -- Design and construction.; Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Degree Name:
M.L.A
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Architecture; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleGuidelines for the Design and Development of Golf Courses Adjacent to Riparian Habitat in Semi-Arid Desert Landscapesen_US
dc.creatorDietz, Robert Joseph.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDietz, Robert Joseph.en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractWith the growth of golf has come polarity. Environmentalists have targeted this growth as a misuse of precious land resources, fostering environmental fragmentation. The golf industry has countered by promoting the local implementation of strict environmental guidelines designed to minimize golf's impact on natural resources. Attempts to secure a compromise between developers and environmentalists in Pima County, Arizona have been moderately successful. There, existing environmental golf development guidelines are broad and insufficient to protect a declining riparian habitat. The purpose of this study is to offer improved guidelines for the future development of golf courses in the southwestern United States near sensitive riparian habitat. A comparative analysis of two local case studies provides the key to the development of new guidelines for golf courses near riparian areas in desert landscapes. Guidelines proposed within this study offer planning, design, construction, and maintenance direction related to the development of regional golf courses.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRiparian areas -- Management.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRiparian ecology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGolf courses -- Environmental aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGolf courses -- Design and construction.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNature -- Effect of human beings on.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.Aen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLivingston, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHavens, William H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGimblett, H. Randalen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213330504en_US
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