Predictor variables of public perceptions and preferences for landscape planning and management

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278625
Title:
Predictor variables of public perceptions and preferences for landscape planning and management
Author:
Gault, Gregory John, 1959-
Issue Date:
1997
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:
Landscape perception research has attempted to explain how people see and perceive landscapes, as well as, why people tend prefer some landscapes over others. An understanding of public perceptions and preferences is important for making appropriate decisions in the planning and management of our landscapes. Landscape perception research has focused on four major paradigms--expert, psychophysical, cognitive, and experiential--and has shown a wide variety of variables related to the landscape perceptions and preferences of the public. A comprehensive review of journal literature published over the last fifteen years revealed a total of 32 variables that, through empirical study, have been found to be important predictors of people's preferences for landscape. These important predictor variables are grouped into five categories and characterized to assist planners, landscape managers, and decision-makers in selecting appropriate variables for landscape assessment and evaluation. Recommendations for selecting predictor variables are provided.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Behavioral.; Landscape Architecture.; Psychology, Social.; Environmental Sciences.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zube, Ervin H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePredictor variables of public perceptions and preferences for landscape planning and managementen_US
dc.creatorGault, Gregory John, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGault, Gregory John, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_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.abstractLandscape perception research has attempted to explain how people see and perceive landscapes, as well as, why people tend prefer some landscapes over others. An understanding of public perceptions and preferences is important for making appropriate decisions in the planning and management of our landscapes. Landscape perception research has focused on four major paradigms--expert, psychophysical, cognitive, and experiential--and has shown a wide variety of variables related to the landscape perceptions and preferences of the public. A comprehensive review of journal literature published over the last fifteen years revealed a total of 32 variables that, through empirical study, have been found to be important predictors of people's preferences for landscape. These important predictor variables are grouped into five categories and characterized to assist planners, landscape managers, and decision-makers in selecting appropriate variables for landscape assessment and evaluation. Recommendations for selecting predictor variables are provided.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Behavioral.en_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Social.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZube, Ervin H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1387708en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b37742577en_US
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