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dc.contributor.authorSmall, Tres
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:29:46Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:29:46Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.othersmall_tres_201005_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/small_tres_201005_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26492
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the both physical and psychological problems of children who do not get outdoors. The reasons that children do not get outdoors include sitting indoors watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet. This modern, sedentary lifestyle encourages childhood obesity and poor health. The benefits to resolving these problems include better health, better social skills and a stronger appreciation for the environment. Solutions to the problems are found in both the non-design and design related disciplines. My research, which was inspired by Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods, addresses the problems, their causes, the benefits of correcting the problems and the solutions for a healthier, more engaged life. This thesis aims to challenge landscape architects field to solve this crisis through better design to get children back outdoors.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectbiophilia
dc.subjectbiophobia
dc.subjectbuilt environment
dc.subjectchildhood
dc.subjectchildhood obesity
dc.subjectfree play
dc.subjectlandscape architecture
dc.subjectloose parts
dc.subjectNature Deficit Disorder
dc.subjectoutdoors
dc.subjectplay
dc.subjectvideophilia
dc.titleLet's go outside
dc.title.alternativethe role of the outdoors in a child's quality of life
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorJohn Crowley
dc.description.committeeJohn Crowley
dc.description.committeeMarianne Cramer
dc.description.committeePratt Cassity


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