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Author(s):Strawhacker, C.; Cook, E. M.; Larson, K. L.; Hall, S. J.
Author Affiliation:Strawhacker: School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Cook and Hall: School of Life Sciences; Larson: School of Sustainability, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Title:Landscape preferences and yard management: The effects of homeowners' value on residential landscapes
Meeting Info.:Arizona State University, AZ: January 15, 2009
Source:Central Arizona - Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research EleventhAnnual Poster Symposium. January 2009, p. 24.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Phoenix, AZ: Central Arizona - Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Characteristics; Decision-making; Enviroscaping; Landscape design; Perceptions
Abstract/Contents:"Residential landscapes, such as household lawns and gardens, are an important part of the urban ecosystem. Grass lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the U.S., contributing to high rates of water and fertilizer use in cities. Human management of landscapes is a primary cause of global environmental change and the choices residents make in their yard maintenance can drastically impact the urban ecosystem. We know little, however, about what influences peoples choices for particular landscape types, such as mesic (high water-use grass lawns) and xeric (low water-use plantings with crushed rock) yards, and choices about management practices for their yards. Our research examines how the complex interactions of social factors, including homeowners personal priorities, environmental perceptions and values, and institutional forces, drive both residents landscaping preferences and their actual landscaping choices or decisions. We focus on the human drivers encompassing individual-level cognition (specifically, residents values) and social-structural factors (household characteristics and institutions) in order to address the question: To what degree do world view and environmental values relate to residents expressed landscape preferences as well as the actual structure of yards at the individual household and neighborhood scales? Our analyses integrate results from a social survey and an observational ecological field survey conducted at the household scale in four distinct neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona. Linking individual homeowners values and preferences to their yard structure, the results of this study will provide further insight into the decision-making process of homeowners concerning their residential landscape."
Language:English
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Geographic Terms:Phoenix, Arizona
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Strawhacker, C., E. M. Cook, K. L. Larson, and S. J. Hall. 2009. Landscape preferences and yard management: The effects of homeowners' value on residential landscapes. Central Arizona - Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research EleventhAnnual Poster Symposium. p. 24.
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