urbanism, urban fragments, public space
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
"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."
Duggan, Matthew, "Fertile Fragments: An Improvisational Urbanism for the Evolving Urban Edge" (2005). Architecture Thesis Prep. 54.