Factors affecting visual preferences for naturalization and restoration in urban park landscapes

dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, James
dc.contributor.authorDaumants, Laila
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:54:21Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:54:21Z
dc.date.copyright2003
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractVisual preferences for naturalized, restored and manicured landscapes were examined within an urban park context. A sample population of Toronto, Ontario was surveyed through a photographic questionnaire, a naturalization and restoration opinion survey, and a background survey to gain information on demographic variables and familiarity with the photographs. An additional control group sample was obtained in Guelph, Ontario. The data collected explored patterns of landscape preferences, relationships between landscape preferences and attitudes towards naturalization and restoration, level of familiarity with the photographs, and demographic differences. The results of correlational and analysis of variance indicate that stronger preferences for landscapes that include naturalization and restoration are associated with positive attitudes, knowledge, and familiarity with the location of the naturalization and restoration landscape scenes. Results are discussed in relation to how landscape designers and planners can utilize the findings for improving public preferences for naturalization and restoration landscapes in urban park environments.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/20550
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectvisual preferencesen_US
dc.subjectnaturalizeden_US
dc.subjectrestoreden_US
dc.subjectmanicured landscapesen_US
dc.subjecturban park contexten_US
dc.subjectTorontoen_US
dc.subjectOntarioen_US
dc.subjectGuelphen_US
dc.subjectlandscape preferencesen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting visual preferences for naturalization and restoration in urban park landscapesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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