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The Use of Citizen Science in the Landscape Design Process: Opportunities for Monitoring and Evaluation

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Title: The Use of Citizen Science in the Landscape Design Process: Opportunities for Monitoring and Evaluation
Author: Livingstone, Aislin
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Landscape Architecture
Advisor: Landman, Karen
Abstract: The field of Landscape Architecture faces increasing demand to apply design processes that are evidence-based and informed by sound research. As a participatory approach to monitoring and evaluation, citizen science engages the public in the production of localized scientific knowledge across temporal and spatial scales. Although citizen science is a popular programmatic element in Landscape Architecture, little research explores how it can be incorporated elsewhere in the design process. This research uses a focussed literature review and data from a cross-case comparison to gain insights about how citizen science can increase capacity for monitoring, evaluation, and participatory design in Landscape Architecture. Long-term and coarse-scale data collected through participatory research have positive implications for landscape architects. Findings report on key considerations to include citizen science in design to promote collaboration between the public, researchers, and designers that is essential to furthering evidence-based landscape architecture.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10415
Date: 2017-05
Rights: Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada


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