Evaluating the effects of context in the use of two downtown Tucson urban plazas using qualitative and quantitative approaches

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Title:
Evaluating the effects of context in the use of two downtown Tucson urban plazas using qualitative and quantitative approaches
Author:
Castrillo, Marta R.
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Urban plazas, together with streets, and parks, constitute the remaining public realm of our cities. Their function, as facilitators of social interaction, is most evident in areas where urban structure still prevails in relation to pedestrian use. Since pedestrians represent the majority of potential users, use of these spaces is intimately related to surrounding population and activities, and may be affected by how the immediate context is configured. This study examined two urban plazas in downtown Tucson, with their context, to develop methods of analysis and evaluation of potential effects of contextual elements in their use. Overall, this study found that combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches was useful in the generation of data, as well as analytical tools. Although this study's results are limited to the spaces analyzed, potential relationships are suggested between aspects of plaza use and specific elements of the human and physical context.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sociology, Theory and Methods.; Geography.; Landscape Architecture.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.L.Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Planning and Landscape Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Frederickson, Mark P.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the effects of context in the use of two downtown Tucson urban plazas using qualitative and quantitative approachesen_US
dc.creatorCastrillo, Marta R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCastrillo, Marta R.en_US
dc.date.issued2000en_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.abstractUrban plazas, together with streets, and parks, constitute the remaining public realm of our cities. Their function, as facilitators of social interaction, is most evident in areas where urban structure still prevails in relation to pedestrian use. Since pedestrians represent the majority of potential users, use of these spaces is intimately related to surrounding population and activities, and may be affected by how the immediate context is configured. This study examined two urban plazas in downtown Tucson, with their context, to develop methods of analysis and evaluation of potential effects of contextual elements in their use. Overall, this study found that combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches was useful in the generation of data, as well as analytical tools. Although this study's results are limited to the spaces analyzed, potential relationships are suggested between aspects of plaza use and specific elements of the human and physical context.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Theory and Methods.en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlanning and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFrederickson, Mark P.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1403182en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41426836en_US
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