In partnership with the Watershed Management Group and the Community Food Bank, students and staff from the UofA’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA) are seeking to better understand how Tucsonans use, and would like to use, the outdoor spaces at their homes and in their neighborhoods. We also seek to better understand Tucsonans' ideas and beliefs about southwestern landscapes and what types of landscapes should be supported in our community.
We will begin our work in four Tucson neighborhoods: Doolen-Fruitvale, Dunbar Spring, Rincon Heights, and Barrio Hollywood. Some of the research tools we plan to use include interviews, surveys, photos, and mapping yards and neighborhoods. BARA researchers will be present at neighborhood and community events, starting with the Mesquite Milling and Fiesta on November 18. We will also visit homes of neighborhood residents; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-626-3887 and leave a message to schedule a visit. We look forward to meeting and learning from you!