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dc.contributor.advisorSchwarz, Benyamineng
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Cherith, 1972-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 25, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Benyamin Schwarz.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation seeks to address the general need for more research in the area of sustainable living. Specifically, this study is concerned with natural building and sustainable neighborhood design in an ecovillage, an environmentally oriented intentional community. The question of how ecovillagers learn and teach natural building guided this inquiry. Using an ethnographic approach, data was collected primarily through participant observation and interviews. Documents produced by the ecovillage provided background material and the buildings were treated as a form of material culture. While ecovillagers relied on a number of resources, such as books, workshops, and the internet, the builders overwhelmingly emphasized that they learned to build by doing it. The ecovillage setting facilitated the creation and exchange of building knowledge. The high-density housing plan ensured that builders would come into frequent contact with one another, allowing for informal opportunities to discuss projects. All ecovillages had constant visual access to 'pedagogical buildings' that served as technical models and also reflected the ecological values held in common by the community members.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 327 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb82635262eng
dc.identifier.oclc733787536eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/10924
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/10924eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshSustainable buildings -- Design and constructioneng
dc.subject.lcshSustainable architectureeng
dc.titleNatural building in an environmentally-focused intentional communityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectural studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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