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Theses from 2024

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN THAT ENHANCES SOCIALIZATION AND COMMUNITY THROUGH CLIMATE RESILIENCE, GUIDELINES FOR NORTH TEXAS UNIVERSITIES., Melissa N. Brown

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CULTIVATING CHANGE: ENHANCING URBAN AGRICULTURE THROUGH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN, PATRICIA CERDA

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UNVEILING THE THERAPEUTIC GARDEN EXPERIENCE FOR PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA AT A REHABILITATION IN NORTH TEXAS, Jeevita Sai Paspuneti

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Beyond the Visual: The Impacts of Urban Soundscapes on Landscape Design and User Experience, Beth Sipzner

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DESIGNING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STRATEGIES TO COUNTERACT THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT AND ENHANCE THERMAL COMFORT IN VULNERABLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN DALLAS, TEXAS, Angelica E. Villalobos

Theses from 2023

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Promoting Community Identity through Repurposing Vacant Land: City Park Design in Downtown Arlington, Dasom Phoebe Mun

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LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AROUND URBAN PARKS: LEARNING FROM CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS, Ann Mariya Thuruthy

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Reexamining The Functions of Urban Bridges with Nature and People in Mind: A Vision for North Main Street Bridge Fort Worth, Texas, Amanda Hinton

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Cultivating Charismatic Landscapes: Designing for Preservation and Resilience of Texas’s Natural Swimming Holes, Jessie Hitchcock

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Addressing Obsolescence in Fort Worth Public pools: Enhancing Forest Park Public City Pool, Juan A. Fuentes

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Designing Transit-Oriented District Station Areas for Pedestrian Activity: Learning from Dallas, TX, Oren Mandelbaum

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ENHANCING THE ENTRY EXPERIENCE AT PHAP QUANG TEMPLE, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, Violet Lam

Theses from 2022

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Designing for Best Use of the Downtown I-345 Corridor in Dallas, TX: Stakeholder Perspectives, Matthew Thornton

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Designing Cemeteries for Personal Expressions in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jodwin Surio

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Designing Neighborhood-Scale Green Infrastructure (GI) to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Industry-Adjacent Communities through Air Pollution Mitigation in Joppa, Texas, Lauren Wardwell

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THE ROLE OF TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS TOWARDS PERMANENCY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, Paul D. Spittle

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CEMETERIES, CONSTRUCTION, AND COMPLICITY TYLER’S UNIVERSE CEMETERY AS A BLACK BURIAL SITE UNDER DISTRESS, Anjelyque Easley

Theses from 2021

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Empowering Artists Who Have Experienced Homelessness in the City of Dallas, Texas through Temporary Public Art in Urban Spaces, Angeles Marina Margarida-De Guzman

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CULTURAL LANDSCAPES, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND CATTLE RANCHES: A NEW PROTOCOL FOR DOCUMENTING AND PRESERVING HISTORIC WORKING CATTLE RANCHES IN TEXAS. FEATURING A CASE STUDY AT THE DUDLEY BROTHERS RANCH IN COMANCHE, TEXAS USING TX-CLEVR (TEXAS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE EVALUATION FOR RANCHES), Bonnie Blocker

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TREATMENTS OF CONTAMINANTS FROM HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: A STUDY OF THE ATTITUDES OF PROFESSIONALS TOWARDS THE USE OF PHYTOREMEDIATION METHODS IN TARRANT COUNTY, Melissa Rubi Lemuz

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IMPROVING THE LIVABILITY AND THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF HOSPITAL CAMPUSES IN NORTH TEXAS BY INTEGRATING ARTFUL RAIN DESIGN AND HEAT ISLAND MITIGATION, Reza Mabadi

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EVALUATING DALLAS COUNTY LANDFILLS FOR PUBLIC AMENITY: REPURPOSING THE CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE LANDFILL THROUGH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Elena E. Naccari

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CLASSIFYING DESIRE PATHS UTILIZING A CAMPUS MASTER PLAN STUDY: A METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING URBAN DESIGN FLAWS, Michael Shuey

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CULTIVATING A SENSE OF PLACE THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LANDSCAPES: THE REDESIGN OF DOWNTOWN PROSPER, TEXAS, Nicole Palmer Simonini

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TRANSFORMING A TYPICAL FLEA MARKET INTO A MORE VITAL THIRD PLACE THROUGH EXPRESSIONS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY, Nusrat Jahan Nipu

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UNITING FAMILIES AND CELEBRATING A THIRD NATION: BRIDGING THE WALL, A TRUE BINATIONAL PARK FOR THE BORDERLAND OF JUAREZ – EL PASO, Luis Rojo

Theses from 2020

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Guidelines for designing nodal landmarks that foster enhanced pedestrian wayfinding, imageability, and sense of place in the Central Business District, of Dallas, Texas, Michael A. Webb

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A Study of Public Parks, Equity, and the Creation of Single Member Council Districts in Dallas, Texas, Annabeth Webb

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INSERTION OF ‘GREEN WEBS’ – A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO URBAN TREE PLANTING IN DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, Niveditha Dasa Gangadhar

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Public Art Master Planning for Small Towns: A Study in Pilot Point, Texas, Monty McMahen

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MEMORIAL EARTH PARK © AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC SPACE: SYNTHESIZING BURIAL MOUNDS, FAMILY TREES AND HUMAN BODY COMPOSTING IN NORTH TEXAS, Gregory A. Craig

Theses from 2019

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RIDESHARE ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CURB MANAGEMENT, Brandon Leonard Utterback

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Responding to the Emotional Needs of Resettled Refugees in the Context of Community Gardens, Ann T. Mai

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Responding to the Emotional Needs of Resettled Refugees in the Context of Community Gardens, Mai Ann T

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DESIGNING PLAYGROUNDS FOR ALL CHILDREN: ALL-INCLUSIVE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND FOR THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, TEXAS, Mohamed Mahmoud Aly Amer

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DESIGNING PLAYGROUNDS FOR ALL CHILDREN: ALL-INCLUSIVE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND FOR THE CITY OF ARLINGTON, TEXAS, Taner R. Ozdil

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Environmental Emergency Calls in Dallas, Texas: Applying the BRACE Model to Assess the Effects of Microclimates on Urban Design & Human Heat Stress, Crystal Marie Kazakos

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Environmental Emergency Calls in Dallas, Texas: Applying the BRACE Model to Assess the Effects of Microclimates on Urban Design & Human Heat Stress, Kazakos Crystal Marie

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IMPACT OF INTERACTIVE DIGITAL KIOSKS UPON SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN URBAN PUBLIC SPACES, Ravija Munshi

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IMPACT OF INTERACTIVE DIGITAL KIOSKS UPON SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN URBAN PUBLIC SPACES, Ravija Munshi

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THE BENEFITS of INTERACTION WITH ENVIRONMENTS CREATED FOR ATTRACTING BIRDS ON PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA, Mahsa Yari

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THE BENEFITS of INTERACTION WITH ENVIRONMENTS CREATED FOR ATTRACTING BIRDS ON PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA, Mahsa Yari

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL OPEN-AIR MUSEUM (AOAM) DESIGN: A FRAMEWORK FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION, Reza Paziresh

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL OPEN-AIR MUSEUM (AOAM) DESIGN: A FRAMEWORK FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION, Reza Paziresh

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DIMENSIONS OF DISSENT: THE URBAN LANDSCAPES OF THE 2017 WOMEN’S MARCH IN THE UNITED STATES, Camille L. Wildburger

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DIMENSIONS OF DISSENT: THE URBAN LANDSCAPES OF THE 2017 WOMEN’S MARCH IN THE UNITED STATES, Camille L. Wildburger

Theses from 2018

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ASSESSING ELEMENTS OF URBAN PUBLIC SPACE UNDER ELEVATED FREEWAYS: APPLICATION TO THE WEST END’S DALLAS, Adrianna E. Tobias

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ASSESSING ELEMENTS OF URBAN PUBLIC SPACE UNDER ELEVATED FREEWAYS: APPLICATION TO THE WEST END’S DALLAS, Adrianna E. Tobias

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STRATEGIC LANDSCAPE UTILIZATION OF UNDEVELOPED LANDS WITHIN DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT BOUNDARY: AIRPORT STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, Ali Khoshkar

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STRATEGIC LANDSCAPE UTILIZATION OF UNDEVELOPED LANDS WITHIN DALLAS EXECUTIVE AIRPORT BOUNDARY: AIRPORT STORMWATER MANAGEMENT, Ali Khoshkar

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Addressing Issues Relating to Food Deserts Through Empowerment; A Community Garden Design Proposal for The Glencrest Neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, Steven Nunez

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Addressing Issues Relating to Food Deserts Through Empowerment; A Community Garden Design Proposal for The Glencrest Neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas, Steven Nunez

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THE ECONOMICS OF LANDSCAPES: WHY INVEST IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS/CENTERS IN TEXAS, Ann Bridget Podeszwa

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THE ECONOMICS OF LANDSCAPES: WHY INVEST IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS/CENTERS IN TEXAS, Ann Bridget Podeszwa

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ASSESSMENT OF EXPANDING LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS VERSUS HIGHWAY SYSTEMS: INFLUENCE ON LAND USE CHANGE AND HABITAT FRAGMENTATION, Behnoud Aghapour

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ASSESSMENT OF EXPANDING LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS VERSUS HIGHWAY SYSTEMS: INFLUENCE ON LAND USE CHANGE AND HABITAT FRAGMENTATION, Behnoud Aghapour

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SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE CERTIFICATION IN TEXAS: OBSTACLES AND BENEFITS AFFECTING STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTION, Jamie Chism Leonie

Theses from 2017

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Residents’ Perception of Environmental Performance in New Urbanist Landscapes in North Texas: Learning from Addison Circle, Austin Ranch and Hometown, Riza Pradhan

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Residents’ Perception of Environmental Performance in New Urbanist Landscapes in North Texas: Learning from Addison Circle, Austin Ranch and Hometown, Riza Pradhan

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Dream and Reality: The Selective Implementation of the Kessler Plan in Dallas, Plummer Molly A

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Dream and Reality: The Selective Implementation of the Kessler Plan in Dallas, Molly A. Plummer

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Assessment and Attitudes: Biodiversity in Urban Landscapes of North Central Texas, Gray Harrison Kerry A.

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Awareness Of Psychological Based Strategies And Modes Of Perception By Landscape Architects In North Texas, Randy Glenn McLain

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Awareness Of Psychological Based Strategies And Modes Of Perception By Landscape Architects In North Texas, Randy Glenn McLain

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A STUDY OF THE ADAPTATION OF PARAMETRIC COMPUTER DESIGN AMONG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS IN TEXAS, Chad Allen Paulson

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A STUDY OF THE ADAPTATION OF PARAMETRIC COMPUTER DESIGN AMONG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS IN TEXAS, Chad Allen Paulson

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The viability of conservation subdivisions as habitat for urban carnivores in North Central Texas suburbs, Sherry Fabricant

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The viability of conservation subdivisions as habitat for urban carnivores in North Central Texas suburbs, Sherry Fabricant

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A Cultural Landscape Assessment of Glen Garden Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Anthony Joseph Wade

Theses from 2016

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PREDICTIVE MODELING WITH THE SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL (SWAT2012) PRIOR TO DESIGN DEVELOPMENT IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: LEARNING FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL DISTRICT IN DALLAS, TEXAS, Layal Bitar Ghanem

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PREDICTIVE MODELING WITH THE SOIL AND WATER ASSESSMENT TOOL (SWAT2012) PRIOR TO DESIGN DEVELOPMENT IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: LEARNING FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL DISTRICT IN DALLAS, TEXAS, Layal Bitar Ghanem

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The Impact of Projected Climate Change on Bioswales in North Texas, Joann Paris Leavell

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The Impact of Projected Climate Change on Bioswales in North Texas, Joann Paris Leavell

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Assessing Residents' Perceptions of Waterfront Landscapes in Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving, Texas, Xiaolu Ma

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Assessing Residents' Perceptions of Waterfront Landscapes in Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving, Texas, Xiaolu Ma

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LEADING BY DESIGN: THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CAREER OF H. ROWLAND JACKSON, Baishakhi Biswas

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LEADING BY DESIGN: THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CAREER OF H. ROWLAND JACKSON, Baishakhi Biswas

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE USE HAND, DIGITAL AND HYBRID GRAPHICS IN CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE, Natalia Chuprakova

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE USE HAND, DIGITAL AND HYBRID GRAPHICS IN CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE, Natalia Chuprakova

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Community Design Centers (CDCs) on the Upsurge: Investigating Perceptions Amongst CDC Leaders and Administrators in Texas, Rodriguez Robert Kevin

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Community Design Centers (CDCs) on the Upsurge: Investigating Perceptions Amongst CDC Leaders and Administrators in Texas, Robert Kevin Rodriguez

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Community Design Centers (CDCs) on the Upsurge: Investigating Perceptions Amongst CDC Leaders and Administrators in Texas, Robert Kevin Rodriguez

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HEALTH IMPACTS OF PARKS AND TRAIL SYSTEMS, LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE OVERTON PARK SYSTEM FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Jacob Schwarz

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HEALTH IMPACTS OF PARKS AND TRAIL SYSTEMS, LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE OVERTON PARK SYSTEM FORT WORTH, TEXAS, Jacob Schwarz

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ASSESSING USERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CAMPUS LANDSCAPES: LEARNING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, Rumao Gloria Simon

Theses from 2015

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Detailed cost estimation for landscape architecture: an indicator of final construction costs in the DFW Metropolitan area, Shy Sr. Charles L.

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Detailed cost estimation for landscape architecture: an indicator of final construction costs in the DFW Metropolitan area, Charles L. Shy Sr.

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Community Perceptions of Golf Course Landscapes: Lessons Learned from Arlington, Texas Case Studies, Jon-Michael Clothier

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Community Perceptions of Golf Course Landscapes: Lessons Learned from Arlington, Texas Case Studies, Jon-Michael Clothier

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Perceptions of Thermal Comfort: Landscape Design Attributes Based on The Shops At La Cantera in San Antonio, Texas, Krishan Patel

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Perceptions of Thermal Comfort: Landscape Design Attributes Based on The Shops At La Cantera in San Antonio, Texas, Krishan Patel

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STREAM DAYLIGHTING RESTORATION AS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: A VISUAL PREFERENCE SURVEY FOR THE FUTURE REVITALIZATION OF DALLAS' MILL CREEK, Ryan Matthew Brown

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STREAM DAYLIGHTING RESTORATION AS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: A VISUAL PREFERENCE SURVEY FOR THE FUTURE REVITALIZATION OF DALLAS' MILL CREEK, Ryan Matthew Brown

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The Relationship Between Park Characteristics And Human Social Behavior: Learning From Main Street Garden In Dallas, Texas, Junjie He

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Study Of Environmental Variables Affecting Walkability: Learning From Main Street In Downtown Fort Worth, Xitong Li

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Restraints On Design: Adventure Playgrounds And Landscape Architecture, Karen Teague

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Complete Streets Design Elements And Their Impact On Travel Behavior: Learning From The Bagby Street Reconstruction In Houston, TX, Alexandra T. Tracz

Theses from 2014

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The Connections Between Lynch's Four Methods Of Increasing Adaptability And Fort Worth's Urban Villages Program, Chiyang Xu

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The Connections Between Lynch's Four Methods Of Increasing Adaptability And Fort Worth's Urban Villages Program, Chiyang Xu

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Users' Perceptions Of Open Space Benefits In Master Planned Communities In North Texas, Shulin Liang