urbanism, public space, Syracuse, food environment, food accessibility, socioeconomic, architecture
Urbanism requires community, and community requires a platform of public space. Underutilized spaces within the urban fabric can be activated by small scale architectural interventions to create formal spaces for community gathering, interaction, and commerce. The positioning and connectivity of these interventions can lead to the creation of new urban corridors that encourage growth within and between underdeveloped parts of the city.
It is the role of the architect to develop an architecture that is contextually relevant to a community, while addressing larger-scale urban issues, in order to create an accessible and beneficial built environment and lifestyle for users. The goal of architectural interventions is to provide the community with a platform to kick start a larger change in the urban and socioeconomic fabrics of the city.
This project will explore:
Syracuse, NY’s food environment and socio-economic issues pertaining to lack of food accessibility ·The existing network of Syracuse Grows community gardens, and how architecture can intervene within it
The architect’s role in improving the local food environment
Architecture of constructibility, efficiency, adaptability, and identity within a larger urban fabric
Wagner, Stephanie, "Growing Syracuse: The Architect's Role in Improving Syracuse, NY's Food Environment" (2018). Architecture Thesis Prep. 425.
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