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dc.contributor.authorMurray, Susan Starnes
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:15:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:15:06Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.othermurray_susan_s_200505_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/murray_susan_s_200505_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22462
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I focus on children's participation in the development of strategies that help to make communities more child friendly. I first examine the seven realms of children's participation in urban planning and design. I then focus on one of these realms, the 'needs realm,' in which literature from environmental psychology and other relevant child-nature sources is used to gain insight into the perceptions and needs of children in their outdoor environments. Then, using interview methods from environmental psychology, I consult children who live in an urbanizing area, Jefferson Georgia, to determine their unique experiences and perceptions in outdoor spaces. My findings, generated from a scientific methodology, are then applied to environmental design solutions that help preserve and enhance children's access to and the experiential quality of their outdoor spaces.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectchildhood
dc.subjectnatural settings
dc.subjectenvironmental psychology
dc.subjectperceptions
dc.subjectnature
dc.subjectattention restoration theory
dc.subjectplayscapes
dc.subjectplay patterns
dc.subjectcorridors
dc.titleThe landscape of childhood
dc.title.alternativeperceptions of nature and implications for the design of child-friendly communities
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentLandscape Architecture
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorMary Anne Akers
dc.description.committeeMary Anne Akers
dc.description.committeeMarianne Cramer
dc.description.committeeDavid Berle
dc.description.committeeKevin Kirsche


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