Rob Kuper Presents: Stamps, Seasons, Stimuli, Scales, and Stats: Advancements in Landscape Preference
Title: Stamps, Seasons, Stimuli, Scales, and Stats: Advancements in Landscape Preference
Bio: Rob Kuper is an aspiring umbraphile, registered landscape architect in Pennsylvania, and associate professor of landscape architecture at Temple University. After receiving a BS in Environmental Design and an MLA from Auburn University, he practiced landscape architecture in Boston and, after a stint walking across Nebraska, Phoenix, Arizona.Rob's research on landscape preference has been published in Landscape Journal, HortTechnology,andLandscape and Urban Planning.
Lecture summary: Does evidence support the prospect-refuge theory? Do people like landscapes in one season more than others? Can one design a landscape that people will prefer? In an attempt to answer these and other questions, Rob will summarize his attempts to find reliable and valid objective measures of criteria that have been used to predict how much people like a setting, for whatever reason, within the context of seasonally induced visual changes to plants.