Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Community and Regional Planning

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Advisor

Francis Y. Owusu

Second Advisor

Christopher J. Seeger

Abstract

This research investigates spatial access to the food environment along work travel routes for a sample of office workers in Polk County, IA. It also evaluates Facilitated Volunteered Geographic Information (f-VGI) methodology as a tool for enhancing public participation, and for collecting user-generated spatial data on the food environment, especially along travel routes. Results of pilot testing of the f-VGI methodology demonstrate the importance of accurate and reliable measurement tools and techniques in food environment studies. It also underscores the value of participatory methodologies in accessing data to enable inclusionary decision-making in community planning and design.

Copyright Owner

Joyce Gathoni Mbugua

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

141 pages

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