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Advancing Sustainable Urbanism through Civic Space Planning & Design

Abstract The lack of substantive, multi-dimensional perspectives on civic space planning and design has undermined the potential role of these valuable social and ecological amenities in advancing urban sustainability goals. Responding to these deficiencies, this dissertation utilized mixed quantitative and qualitative methods and synthesized multiple social and natural science perspectives to inform the development of progressive civic space planning and design, theory, and public policy aimed at improving the social, economic, and environmental health of cities. Using Phoenix, Arizona as a case study, the analysis was tailored to arid cities, yet the products and findings are flexible enough to be geographically customized to the social, environme... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Ibes, Dorothy (Author) / Talen, Emily (Advisor) / Boone, Christopher (Committee member) / Crewe, Katherine (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Urban planning / Sustainability / city / civic space / desert / parks / sustainable urbanism / transect
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 176 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geography 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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