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Developing an Inclusive-Design Landscape Audit Tool: Low-Income Single Mothers in Hamilton ON

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Title: Developing an Inclusive-Design Landscape Audit Tool: Low-Income Single Mothers in Hamilton ON
Author: Carville, Skylyssa
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Landscape Architecture
Advisor: Stewart, Brendan
Abstract: In Canada today, women make up 50.4% of the population. Yet, the built environment is still not designed for women. Women make up 40% of the working world and according to the World Bank, women spend between 2 to 10 more hours a day than men caring for children, the elderly or the sick. The purpose of this research is to identify problematic conditions faced by women in the urban landscape. Using a neighbourhood landscape audit tool to collect user data during three neighbourhood walks, the tool combines a data collection sheet, photography, a character development reference sheet, specific every day carry items and a series of maps. This research provides urban design recommendations when designing for single mothers, women and a wider inclusion for all participants of the urban environment. Using the right methods which engage a women’s daily use of space and perspective, a more inclusive design can be implemented by landscape architects.
Date: 2020-05
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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