Lawrence, Massachusetts, post-industrial, civic architecture, community engagement
"This thesis argues that with a changing population and climate of a city comes the need to re-think how civic institutions engage themselves with their people. I contend that in order for civic architecture to regain its prominence in the city it needs to adapt itself to contemporary society and respond to its needs. The way in which this can happen is through program; if civic architecture can change its stigma by adopting new forms of program that respond to what its community needs, then the civic architecture will become more proactive in its community. Through a new way of programming civic architecture one can engage it to contemporary society."
Garrity, Donnie, "Civic Architecture's New SEtting in the Post-Industrial City" (2006). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 11.