Theses and Dissertations

Author

Yazan Mahadin

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Li, Chuo

Committee Member

Artunc, Sadik

Committee Member

Gallo, Warren C.

Date of Degree

5-6-2016

Original embargo terms

Worldwide

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Landscape Architecture

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Landscape Architecture

Abstract

This research describes patterns of use in the High Line Park and investigates the relationship between the design of this elevated park and the ways parks like these are utilized. Mixed methods were used for this research, including direct observations and personal interviews. Research was conducted to answer the following questions: first, what are users’ activity patterns in the different sections of the High Line? Second, how do the users’ activity patterns vary at different times of the day? And finally, how do the site layout and the design elements affect the users’ behavior? The results show that the Plaza area and the Lawn area were the most used spaces compared to other spaces that were observed. In conclusion, this study suggests that the design features that are related to planting design, seating areas, and pathways are very important elements to promote activity, as specifically observed in the High Line.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17461

Comments

Urban Planning Parks Behavior Pattern

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