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dc.contributor.authorFeagan, Emily Reed
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:02:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherfeagan_emily_r_201108_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/feagan_emily_r_201108_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27448
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines whether negative perceptions of safety are affecting use of the North Oconee River Greenway (NORG). Previous research shows that negative perceptions of safety are obstacles to use for public outdoor spaces in both urban and natural settings. A review of relevant literature and theory indicates that perceptions of safety, fear of crime, and crime itself, can be influenced by physical site design. A survey questionnaire focused on trail use and perceptions of the NORG was distributed to people in Athens-Clarke County; survey results were analyzed, examined through the lens of relevant theories and previous research, and are discussed as to what they mean for the NORG. The survey results show that negative perceptions of safety on the NORG exist and may affect people’s use and frequency of use of it. This thesis also shows how these perceptions can be ameliorated to an extent through environmental design measures.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLandscape architecture
dc.subjectGreenways
dc.subjectPerception of safety
dc.subjectSafety
dc.subjectFear
dc.subjectCrime
dc.subjectDefensible space theory
dc.subjectCrime Prevention Through Environmental Design
dc.subjectCPTED
dc.subjectSurvey
dc.subjectQuestionnaire
dc.subjectNorth Oconee River Greenway
dc.subjectAthens, Georgia
dc.titlePerceptions of safety on the North Cconee River Greenway
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentCollege of Environment and Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorDavid Spooner
dc.description.committeeDavid Spooner
dc.description.committeeKatherine Melcher
dc.description.committeeLara Mathes


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