The role of contemporary urban public space in today's multi-cultural and decentralized city: A case study of El Presido Park, Tucson, Arizona

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Title:
The role of contemporary urban public space in today's multi-cultural and decentralized city: A case study of El Presido Park, Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Tentschert, Diane, 1952-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The role of urban public space in the form of a contemporary downtown city park is the focus of this thesis. The subject of study was El Presidio Park located in Tucson, Arizona. The objective was to examine the use of this public space, past and present, as well as compare it to the use of other public places in the city today. Also looked at was the contribution of an urban plaza to this city, the effects of decentralization and the downtown context. A literature review was conducted to show the evolution of the town square or urban plaza throughout history. Data were collected through a survey and statistical analysis revealed relationships in use within and among each place. Results indicated that a small percentage of the sample population (27%) used the park, usually for special events, but not for everyday use and that it was the most demographically diverse of all places surveyed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geography.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography and Regional Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sell, James

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe role of contemporary urban public space in today's multi-cultural and decentralized city: A case study of El Presido Park, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorTentschert, Diane, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTentschert, Diane, 1952-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.abstractThe role of urban public space in the form of a contemporary downtown city park is the focus of this thesis. The subject of study was El Presidio Park located in Tucson, Arizona. The objective was to examine the use of this public space, past and present, as well as compare it to the use of other public places in the city today. Also looked at was the contribution of an urban plaza to this city, the effects of decentralization and the downtown context. A literature review was conducted to show the evolution of the town square or urban plaza throughout history. Data were collected through a survey and statistical analysis revealed relationships in use within and among each place. Results indicated that a small percentage of the sample population (27%) used the park, usually for special events, but not for everyday use and that it was the most demographically diverse of all places surveyed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and Regional Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSell, Jamesen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1384558en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34820395en_US
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