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HUMBER RIVER TRANSECT: ‘Landing’ on site through the Canoe Reconnaissance Method, Fieldwork in Landscape Architecture

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Title: HUMBER RIVER TRANSECT: ‘Landing’ on site through the Canoe Reconnaissance Method, Fieldwork in Landscape Architecture
Author: Howarth, Samantha N.
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Landscape Architecture
Advisor: Stewart, Brendan
Abstract: ‘Landing’ is a physical and intellectual experience that uses intuition and primary research in the field, to form an initial impression of a site. Landscape architects have developed inventory methods; however, the literature indicates a water-based methodology for landscape assessment does not exist. Why is ‘landing’ through the immersive canoe reconnaissance method, essential to capture and map dynamic relationships, atmospheric qualities, and site particularities to design sustainable water landscapes? The goal is to create a new fieldwork method for inventory that will compliment current practices. The method tested on the Humber River, collects data using AllTrails mapping software, video, photography, audio recordings, data sheets and annotative maps. Synthesis of data through collage deep mapping indicate a value assessment and summary of observations. The method impacts the initial phase of design and aims to inform the entire design process to produce powerful aesthetic experiences that foster stewardship of water resources.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/17974
Date: 2020-05
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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