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 Chair
Landscape Architecture Program, Human Ecology Dept. CAES
One Shields Avenue
131 Hunt Hall
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-9145
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Environmental Design
Center for Regional Change


Patsy Eubanks Owens is an 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.  Her recent research 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.  Professor Owens has also recently collaborated with researchers in Scotland and New York on "Places for Teens," an examination of the physical and experiential characteristics of places that make them important for teens. 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, environments for children and adolescents

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