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Whitewater Park Design Principles: An Integrated Approach for Multiple User Groups

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Sean Lester, Byron 2012-04-27 2012-05-04T14:20:40Z 2012-05-04T14:20:40Z 2012-05-04
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT WHITEWATER PARK DESIGN PRINCIPLES: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR MULTIPLE USER GROUPS Byron Lester Advisor: University of Guelph, 2012 Professor Sean Kelly Existing whitewater courses have several design issues relating to their ability to balance expert, novice recreational, and commercial use. The goal of this study is to establish a better understanding of whitewater park design that incorporates the needs of multiple user groups in one integrated approach. Through elite interviewing whitewater park design was investigated and the data was analyzed identifying seven design principles and thirty seven detailed design recommendations. These design principles and recommendations were applied to create a preliminary conceptual design of a whitewater park. The design recommendations and conceptual design were evaluated by a professional whitewater course designer. The evaluation revealed that adaptability is an important principle in whitewater park design and that design recommendations must be flexible to allow for client input and site constraints. This research expands our knowledge of multifunctional design of whitewater parks that resolves user conflicts and important functional relationships. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject whitewater course en_US
dc.subject whitewater park en_US
dc.subject whitewater park design en_US
dc.subject whitewater park design recommendations en_US
dc.subject whitewater park design principles en_US
dc.subject multifunctional whitewater park design en_US
dc.title Whitewater Park Design Principles: An Integrated Approach for Multiple User Groups en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US

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