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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Human interaction in residential environments

Ratner, Arthur Lee January 2010 (has links)
Typescript (photocopy). / Digitized by Kansas Correctional Industries

The use of design elements to predict visual compatibility between natural and built environments, scenic beauty, and severity of impact

Patsfall, Michael Ralph January 1984 (has links)
Two studies were conducted to determine the visual elements that influence visual compatibility between natural and built environments. In the first study subjects (N=109) rated one of three versions of color slides of 20 western United States landscape scenes on how much they consisted of 11 simple visual elements (Round, Square, Conical, Cylindrical, Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal, Curvey, Smooth, Rough, and Relative Size). The first version was a Pre-impact scene without human-made structures. The second version was a Post-impact version of the same scene but with a structure on it. The third version was a Structure-alone version, consisting of only the structure. Subjects rated either the Pre-impact or the Structure-alone scenes on the 11 design element dimensions. For each scene the absolute value of the difference between the mean pre-impact rating and the mean structure rating on each dimension were the measures of compatibility between the structures and their environments to be used as predictors in subsequent regression analyses. Independent groups of subjects rated the Pre-impact scenes on scenic beauty, while others rated the post-impact scenes on scenic beauty, overall compatibility, and severity of impact (of the structure). These mean values for each scene provided the criteria values for the regression analyses. In general, the results showed that the compatibility measures of Rough texture and Relative Size were strong predictors of the criteria. Diagonal and Conical element compatibility were less pervasive but significant predictors, as well. The second study (N=l36) was similar to the first but used 45 simple line drawings of and Square and landscapes. Vertical In this study Relative element compatibility Size, were significant predictors of the criteria, but accounted for less variance than the study one models. Some predictors (e.g., Square elements) predicted in opposite directions across the two studies. / Doctor of Philosophy

Place-attachment and pro-environmental behaviour: a case-study of household solid waste management in Urora, Benin City, Nigeria

Iyawe, Hope Uhunmwonsere January 2019 (has links)
A thesis submitted to the faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Johannesburg, 2019 / Due to increasing urbanisation occasioned by population explosion and the attendant waste management challenges in most developing country-cities, scholars have theorised that residents who exhibit strong place attachment (PA) are likely to embark on pro-environmental behaviour (PEB). This school of thought maintain that their immediate environment is regularly maintained to retain and increase its aesthetic appeal. However, the environmental behavioural patterns of Urora residents – a settlement located on the outskirts of Benin City, Nigeria – contradict this theory. While Urora residents demonstrate strong PA with regular socio-cultural meaning making interactions between them and their habitat, indiscriminate disposal of solid waste both at household and community levels is the normal rather than the exception. In this light, the study applied a combination of direct ethnographic observation methods guided by the principles from (neuro)phenomenology, with focus group discussions among purposefully selected participants to explore the underlying drivers of the apparent coexistence of strong PA with weak PEB. The data were analysed using content analysis/thick description, and phenomenological analysis of the lived-experiences in relation to the indiscriminate solid waste disposal practices. The study finds that residents exhibit strong PA as mediated through rituals such as worship, marriage, burial and community forums, which address issues such as quarrels between neighbours, levies to offset burial expenses, and degraded surroundings. However, these practices do not translate into PEB. Instead, the study finds that, in the absence of municipal waste services such as communal waste collection bins, residents engaged in anti-environmental practices such as open-air burning, ad hoc landfills, and indiscriminate waste disposals in open fields, street corners, and secluded nooks and crannies. The study also finds that rituals could be used to bridge the disconnect between PA and PEB. This is because both religious and traditional worship leaders, as key stakeholders, have the unique leverage needed to drive the agenda of ensuring effective solid waste management in Urora. This assertion is premised on the fact that despite having a population of less than 50 000 residents, Urora is host to 36 public worship centres, apart from private and individual altars. / PH2020

Environmental Psychology in Classroom Design

Hunter, Katie January 2005 (has links)
No description available.

Investigating wayfinding using virtual environments

Cubukcu, Ebru January 2003 (has links)
No description available.

Visual perception and preference of water features in relation to environmental background /

Jung, Christiane. January 1989 (has links)
Thesis (M.L. Arch.)--Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989. / Vita. Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 61-67). Also available via the Internet.

Inheritance, obligation, and responsibility in a commons dilemma /

Porter, Michael K. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Humboldt State University, 2007. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 29-34). Also available via Humboldt Digital Scholar.

An investigation into the social constituents of a handicapped community /

Henze, Dennis Arthur. January 1974 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (B.A. Hons. ) -- University of Adelaide, Department of Psychology, 1975.

Some aspects of the image in urban environmental perception.

Rodrigue, Bruno Reve. January 1979 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.U.R.P. 1980) from the Department of Architecture, University of Adelaide.

Remembrance of places past : adult recollection of childhood place experience

Morgan, Paul, University of Western Sydney, College of Arts, School of Social Ecology January 2007 (has links)
The purpose of this research is to explore the nature of adult remembrance of childhood experience of place. The research asks what it is like for adults to recall their childhood experiences of place, and what role childhood place experience plays in shaping adult identity. The study explores the lived experience of seven participants, five men and two women, as they remember the outdoor places of their childhood in semi-structured interviews. It undertakes a phenomenological investigation into the nature of these experiences, consisting of an individual description of each remembrance experience, phenomenological reduction, and identification of the qualities of the experience. The integration of several concepts in the light of participants’ experiences of childhood place remembrance can be considered to be an initial step towards establishing a development theory of place. / Master of Arts (Hons)

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