Authors/Contributors

Matthew Duggan

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Fall 2005

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

urbanism, urban fragments, public space

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Description/Abstract

"Often cities are developed and designed on a parcel by parcel basis without an overall master plan. Urban actors (architecture, planners, developers, municipalities, engineers, artists, etc.) are responsible for what happens on their land alone. While this can result in a series of discrete separate enclaves it is also possible to graft new developments into/onto existing ones. This thesis contends that fragments of urban form can be guiding catalysts for subsequent urban growth and transformation. It intends to explore the possibilities opened up when urban actors leave behind partial or fragmentary works for others to elaborate upon."

Additional Information

Advisors: Terrance Goode / Phu Duong

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