Planning and design of the urban park: A study of use patterns at Fort Lowell Park and the creation of new design guidelines for park development in Tucson, Arizona

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Title:
Planning and design of the urban park: A study of use patterns at Fort Lowell Park and the creation of new design guidelines for park development in Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Longaker, Robert George
Issue Date:
1999
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:
This thesis will study Fort Lowell Park, a typical district park in Tucson, Arizona. Through a survey of park users, the park itself will be assessed according to its positive and negative aspects. The survey itself will seek to capture the thoughts, beliefs, and recreational needs of the typical park user in Tucson. Through the compilation and interpretation of survey results, and with the assistance of case studies involving cities investing in parks and open spaces, the author of this thesis expects to produce new guidelines not only for the improvement of Fort Lowell Park, but also for the planning and design of new urban parks in the Tucson metropolitan area. These new guidelines will not only improve the quality of recreational experiences in the City of Tucson, but will also contribute to the economic, social, and quality of life variables which make a city an attractive place in which to live.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Landscape Architecture.
Degree Name:
M.L.Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Landscape Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gimblett, Randy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePlanning and design of the urban park: A study of use patterns at Fort Lowell Park and the creation of new design guidelines for park development in Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorLongaker, Robert Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorLongaker, Robert Georgeen_US
dc.date.issued1999en_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.abstractThis thesis will study Fort Lowell Park, a typical district park in Tucson, Arizona. Through a survey of park users, the park itself will be assessed according to its positive and negative aspects. The survey itself will seek to capture the thoughts, beliefs, and recreational needs of the typical park user in Tucson. Through the compilation and interpretation of survey results, and with the assistance of case studies involving cities investing in parks and open spaces, the author of this thesis expects to produce new guidelines not only for the improvement of Fort Lowell Park, but also for the planning and design of new urban parks in the Tucson metropolitan area. These new guidelines will not only improve the quality of recreational experiences in the City of Tucson, but will also contribute to the economic, social, and quality of life variables which make a city an attractive place in which to live.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGimblett, Randyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1395267en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39651976en_US
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