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Roadside Naturalization And Texas Highway 190: A Comparison Between Best Practices And Plant Selection

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Roadside Naturalization And Texas Highway 190: A Comparison Between Best Practices And Plant Selection

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dc.contributor.author Scott, John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-17T17:07:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-17T17:07:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09-17T17:07:25Z
dc.date.submitted April 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1701 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/552
dc.description.abstract There is much dialog concerning the use of native plants in the roadside environment. From the Highway Beautification of Lady Bird Johnson in the 1960's to the environmental issues of today, designers are focused on ways to incorporate native plant material in the roadside. Through qualitative analysis, this thesis explores best practices for the use of native plant material in the roadside as compared with a unique roadside design in North Texas. In 2003, The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) began design for the Texas Highway 190 Tollway. A new direction for roadside enhancement using native and adapted plant material was created by the Board of Directors of the NTTA and a design team from the engineering and planning company, HNTB. Borrowing from the Blackland Prairies of North Texas, the designers "stylized" a design concept using native and adapted plant material to create regimented landscape planting beds throughout the 29 miles of roadway. Considered the largest landscape project using native plant material in the State, the design team utilized accepted criteria for the use of native plant material and developed new criteria during the design process. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Hopman, David en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.title Roadside Naturalization And Texas Highway 190: A Comparison Between Best Practices And Plant Selection en_US
dc.type M.L.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Hopman, David en_US
dc.degree.department Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.L.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1131
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