Confluence Community Park: A Framework for Sensory Landscape Design

dc.contributor.advisorSachs, Naomi Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Alison Kimberen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPlant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA)en_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe human mind and body evolved in a sensory world steeped in light, sound, odor, wind, weather, water, vegetation, animals, and landscapes. In an increasingly urbanized and digitized world, it is critical that human beings sustain this close association with nature. Developments in the biological sciences over the past-half century have demonstrated our interdependence with the environment. Landscape architects can apply research in sensory perception to create an immersive experience of environmental attributes that fosters well-being, community, and stewardship.This thesis was developed in three phases: first, to understand what research in environmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience reveals about how we perceive the environment through our senses; second, to derive from this research a framework for sensory landscape design; and third, to apply this framework to the design of a community park that connects the Green Meadows and Chillum neighborhoods at the confluence of Sligo Creek and the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River in Chillum, Maryland.en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLandscape architectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcommunity park designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledecological landscape designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledecological perceptionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledenvironmental psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsensory landscape designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsensory perceptionen_US
dc.titleConfluence Community Park: A Framework for Sensory Landscape Designen_US


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