Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Patsy Eubanks Owens

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Professor and Associate Dean
Dean's Office - CAES
One Shields Avenue
150 Mrak Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8571
(530) 752-5451
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Environmental Design
Center for Regional Change
Landscape Architecture Program



Patsy Eubanks Owens is an Associate Dean in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She is a Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Human Ecology.  Her research interests focus on the relationships between people and the outdoor environment.  Specifically, her work examines the role of the physical environment in the development, health, and well-being of youth and methods for community involvement in design decision-making. She is currently serving as the project lead on "Growing Up In Cities - U.S.," a multi-national effort to understand how environments support youth wellbeing. Her research also includes "You, Your Community, Your View," (sponsored by the UC's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources) which through youth-generated photographs and writings documented and examined places, people and activities important to youth in seven California communities. She is senior editor of "The Routledge Handbook of Designing Public Spaces for Young People" and her research has been published in Urban Geography, Landscape Journal, Children's Geographies, and Child and Adolescent Social Work.


Community and urban design, community participation, user preferences and perceptions, youth well-being and development, environments for children and adolescents

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