Aesthetics in public transit: A comparison of three transit-supportive areas in Tucson, Arizona on the perceptions and attitudes toward public art in public transit facilities

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Title:
Aesthetics in public transit: A comparison of three transit-supportive areas in Tucson, Arizona on the perceptions and attitudes toward public art in public transit facilities
Author:
Walzak, Keith Paul, 1957-
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Mass transit can play a critical role in making communities more livable. To be effective public transit must be a positive element in a community. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) encourages design excellence, including the use of public art in public transit facilities. While public art may be a viable strategy to creating pleasant and interesting places, public opinions and attitudes towards public art--as a design element--are relatively unknown. This research documents the effectiveness of public art in public transit improvement projects. Surveys addressing transit agencies nationwide and three transit-supportive areas in metropolitan Tucson were evaluated. Four public transit facility projects in Tucson are documented for future research on the effects of public art in public transit facilities. The project resulted in significantly different approaches by transit agencies nationwide, as well as a range of opinions on the functional and aesthetic attributes of public transit facility designs.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Fine Arts.; Landscape Architecture.; Transportation.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.L.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Havens, William H.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAesthetics in public transit: A comparison of three transit-supportive areas in Tucson, Arizona on the perceptions and attitudes toward public art in public transit facilitiesen_US
dc.creatorWalzak, Keith Paul, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWalzak, Keith Paul, 1957-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.abstractMass transit can play a critical role in making communities more livable. To be effective public transit must be a positive element in a community. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) encourages design excellence, including the use of public art in public transit facilities. While public art may be a viable strategy to creating pleasant and interesting places, public opinions and attitudes towards public art--as a design element--are relatively unknown. This research documents the effectiveness of public art in public transit improvement projects. Surveys addressing transit agencies nationwide and three transit-supportive areas in metropolitan Tucson were evaluated. Four public transit facility projects in Tucson are documented for future research on the effects of public art in public transit facilities. The project resulted in significantly different approaches by transit agencies nationwide, as well as a range of opinions on the functional and aesthetic attributes of public transit facility designs.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectFine Arts.en_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture.en_US
dc.subjectTransportation.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.A.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.advisorHavens, William H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1389591en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38634880en_US
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