Assessing Ecological Design Principles as They Relate to Sustainability in Neighborhoods of Tucson, Arizona.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/192119
Title:
Assessing Ecological Design Principles as They Relate to Sustainability in Neighborhoods of Tucson, Arizona.
Author:
Bass, Beverly J.
Issue Date:
2003
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:
Within urban areas, ecological design practices, as they relate to sustainability, are often employed to balance the needs of human and natural ecosystems. Older communities typically incorporated sustainable practices such as tightly clustered, multiuse development patterns, water harvesting and the use of vegetation to shade structures because technologies to overcome climate and travel limitations did not exist when they were built. During the twentieth century, technology advancements and changes in development patterns have contributed to a decreased emphasis on these practices. This study assessed neighborhoods of various ages in Tucson, AZ to determine what trends towards or away from ecological design practices exist in the area. Results of this study indicate that newer neighborhoods in Tucson exhibited fewer indicators of ecological design than did older neighborhoods, suggesting that ecological concerns may have played a diminishing role in the design of Tucson neighborhoods over time.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Design.; Architectural design.
Degree Name:
M.L.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Landscape Architecture; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Livingston, Margaret; Gimblett, Howard R.; Yoklic, Martin R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAssessing Ecological Design Principles as They Relate to Sustainability in Neighborhoods of Tucson, Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorBass, Beverly J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBass, Beverly J.en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_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.abstractWithin urban areas, ecological design practices, as they relate to sustainability, are often employed to balance the needs of human and natural ecosystems. Older communities typically incorporated sustainable practices such as tightly clustered, multiuse development patterns, water harvesting and the use of vegetation to shade structures because technologies to overcome climate and travel limitations did not exist when they were built. During the twentieth century, technology advancements and changes in development patterns have contributed to a decreased emphasis on these practices. This study assessed neighborhoods of various ages in Tucson, AZ to determine what trends towards or away from ecological design practices exist in the area. Results of this study indicate that newer neighborhoods in Tucson exhibited fewer indicators of ecological design than did older neighborhoods, suggesting that ecological concerns may have played a diminishing role in the design of Tucson neighborhoods over time.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDesign.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitectural design.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLivingston, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.chairGimblett, Howard R.en_US
dc.contributor.chairYoklic, Martin R.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc221340989en_US
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