City planning, Communication of technical information, Regional planning, Rhetoric, Visual communication
The Rhetoric of the Regional Image: Interpreting the Visual Products of Regional Planning investigates the manner in which visual conventions and visual contexts of regional visioning scenarios affect their interpretation by urban and regional planners, who use visual communication to meet the technical and rhetorical demands of their professional practice. The research assesses Central Florida‘s ―How Shall We Grow?‖ regional land use scenario using focus groups and interviews with planning professionals, a corresponding survey of community values, and rhetorical analysis to explore the ―How Shall We Grow?‖ scenario as persuasive communication. The Rhetoric of the Regional Image proposes specific recommendations for technologybased visual communication and scenario development in urban and regional planning practice, while contributing to literature in technical communication and rhetoric by examining planners‘ professional communication within their discourse community
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Texts and Technology
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Torres, Alissa Barber, "The Rhetoric Of The Regional Image Interpreting The Visual Products Of Regional Plannning" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1686.
Restricted to the UCF community until December 2010; it will then be open access.