Whitewater Park Design Principles: An Integrated Approach for Multiple User Groups

dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Sean
dc.contributor.authorLester, Byron
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-04T14:20:40Z
dc.date.available2012-05-04T14:20:40Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.created2012-04-27
dc.date.issued2012-05-04
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractExisting whitewater courses have several design issues relating to their ability to balance expert, novice recreational, and commercial use. The goal of this study is to establish a better understanding of whitewater park design that incorporates the needs of multiple user groups in one integrated approach. Through elite interviewing whitewater park design was investigated and the data was analyzed identifying seven design principles and thirty seven detailed design recommendations. These design principles and recommendations were applied to create a preliminary conceptual design of a whitewater park. The design recommendations and conceptual design were evaluated by a professional whitewater course designer. The evaluation revealed that adaptability is an important principle in whitewater park design and that design recommendations must be flexible to allow for client input and site constraints. This research expands our knowledge of multifunctional design of whitewater parks that resolves user conflicts and important functional relationships.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/3559
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectwhitewater courseen_US
dc.subjectwhitewater parken_US
dc.subjectwhitewater park designen_US
dc.subjectwhitewater park design recommendationsen_US
dc.subjectwhitewater park design principlesen_US
dc.subjectmultifunctional whitewater park designen_US
dc.titleWhitewater Park Design Principles: An Integrated Approach for Multiple User Groupsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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