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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Belcher, Sarah E.
URN etd-09012003-184726
Title Ecological Schoolyards Landscapes of Empowerment
Degree Master of Landscape Architecture
Department Landscape Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bryant, Margaret M. Committee Chair
Gilboy, Elizabeth Committee Member
Katen, Brian F. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Ecological Design
  • Learning Landscapes
  • Schoolyard Design
Date of Defense 2003-06-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
ABSTRACT

This thesis explores the ecological design of schoolyard environments. It employs a systems approach, and considers energy, hydrologic, biotic, and social systems and their interrelation. The question of how to integrate experiential learning with the school landscape is also examined, as the concept of empowerment through experience in the landscape is a strong component of this project. With insights gained from an extensive literature review, the author tests the design position through the design explorations of a single schoolyard. The design process, described herein, illustrates the potential for ecological schoolyard design.

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