Are you interested in environmental sociology and water sensitive urban design? Would you like to explore community perceptions of street trees, as part of a broader study into stormwater harvesting for passive irrigation of street trees, to ensure their effectiveness in mitigating the urban heat island effect?
In this project, you could apply any of a number of different research methods, depending on the specific research question. Data analysis can be quantitative and/or qualitative. It is up to you to shape the project according to your interests. For example, you could explore the meanings of street trees to residents. Alternatively, you could assess residents’ preferences for different types of street tree, or determine the importance of street trees to residents’ sense of place.
For more information, please contact Dr Meredith Dobbie.
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