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exam #2 notes - Environmental Design Analysis(EDA EXAM#2...

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Environmental Design Analysis (EDA) EXAM #2 - Garden as idea, place, action - Gardens reveal the relationship between culture and nature. - Garden = on the ecology of garden as idea, place and action - Indoor-outdoor living - Use the outdoors as part of your house - Home and neighborhood as trading partners in quality of life - Home - Unit-based extended unit - More self-contained - Neighborhood - Facility-Based extended unit - More dependent on outside resources - The lack of amenities in the home may be offset by amenities of neighborhood. Likewise, lack of suitable facilities outside the home may be added by amenities in the unit. - Examples of the interplay of home and neighborhood: (home-based. ....Facilities-based) - private backyard. ..park - vegetable garden. ..farmers’ market - private kitchen. ..nearby restaurant; take-out - home entertainment. ..theater downtown - washer/dryer at home. ..laundry mat - private car/ garage. ..public transportation - Housing affordability definition - Term used to describe dwelling unit whose total housing cost are deemed “affordable” to those that have a median income. Although the term is often applied to rental housing that is within the financial means of those in the lower income ranges of a geographical area, the concept is applicable to both renters and purchasers in all income ranges. - Horticultural therapy - Horticultural therapy (HT) is defined by the American Horticultural Therapy Association "AHTA" as the engagement of a person in gardening activities, facilitated by a trained therapist, to achieve specific therapeutic treatment goals. AHTA believes that horticultural therapy is an act- ive process which occurs in the context of an established treatment plan. HT is an effective and beneficial treatment for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. - Healing Gardens - Based on research by Ulrich and others - A garden in a healing setting designed to make people feel better - Goal for people to feel: - Feel safe - Less stressed - More comfortable - Even invigorated - Factors to consider for sustainable communities: Land use, center, connections, public spaces - Humans simultaneously need to explore the environment wand make sense of it, and prefer en- vironment that allow these primitive preferences. - Impelling, resilient, enabling form (Hester reading) - Impelling form
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- To offer alternatives, be simple enough to comprehend, invite personal involvement, al- low incremental incorporation of ecological science and call up our best visionary inten- tions not our worst instincts. - 5 principles are key to creating impelling form: - Choice impels - Priority framework - Piecemeal intricacy - Continuous experiment - Active responsibility - Resilient form - To be sustainable, cities must become more resilient. they must live within bioregional limits, repair natural systems that have been stressed to the point of dysfunction and create new forms of habitation that respond joyfully to these limits rather than simply being constrained by them. -
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course EDA 158 taught by Professor Lawson during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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exam #2 notes - Environmental Design Analysis(EDA EXAM#2...

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