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SUB urban form typology_2012 By David Karle
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In anticipation of this low scale building density in suburban areas we must begin to look at these under preforming suburban artifacts in new ways. Participants in the course were charged with... More > investigating spatial and architectural typologies within the city of Lincoln, Nebraska.< Less
Some small Notes on The Origins of Urban Form By gary dwyer
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A short discourse into the beginnings of urban form. Exploration of the forms of early settlements and how their patterns evolve into villages and finally expand into cities. Discusses decision... More > involved with early peoples finding an appropriate site for living and working. Intended as a very basic introduction to the topic of human settlements.< Less
The Dynamic Unity of Form and Process in Sustainable Urban Design By Daniel Schwab
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This book describes the relationship between Christopher Alexander's generative theory of planning and Bill Hillier's space syntax theory. It proposes a future for urban design based on these two,... More > and the biophilia theory, by bringing human beings into a more profound relationship with their environment.< Less
Social Urbanism By Tyler Lyons
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American urban lifestyles have been dictated by the automobile since the 60’s. In addition, recent decades have seen an explosion in social media, leading to Americans becoming more... More > disconnected from their communities. Separation due to technology and social media, as well as poor planning, has created inhumane urban conditions. Air quality, open space and safety are often lacking. Can social architecture and planning cure a dying American city? This thesis will explore current and progressive planning trends, as well as, concepts that begin to prescribe the desired urban living condition. Social Urbanism is the philosophy that people, politics, architecture, and urbanism come together to form a healthy social environment within the city. Using building materials and techniques familiar to the Northwest this project gives the residents a public structure they can identify with. Well connected to public transportation and pedestrian/bike networks it becomes a focal point and social hub for the city.< Less
Form of Social Urbansim By Cody Rapai
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William McDonough brought up in his book, Cradle to Cradle the idea to design for the “safety and well being of all children of all species for all time.” In the book, McDonough and his... More > co-author, Michael Braungart, focus mainly on chemical engineering and architectural practices. In order to obtain any kind of environmental sustainability this world must also strive for social and economic sustainability. These forms of sustainability create positive feedback loops that ensure economical solutions for health and happiness of all people. The solution to these flawed design decisions cannot be solved entirely through the change in components or materials. Through insights and design principles from people like Jane Jacobs, Wendell Berry and Andres Duany, a form-based design focused around agriculture in devastated post-industrial cities can create vibrant dense neighborhoods with employment and food security.< Less
SEVEN RECIPES FOR THE NEW URBANISM By Jaime Correa
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Seven Recipes for the New Urbanism presents an irreverent view of seven magical recipes at the heart of the New Urbanism movement: memory, suburban dysfunction, intellectual precedents, region and... More > ecology, urban form, building type and cultural representation. A number of admonitions and a thrilling professional agenda (cleverly disguised as metaphysical denials and affirmations) are followed by a portfolio of breathtaking projects, drawings and photographs. This is one of the freshest expressions of New Urbanism by one of its most zealous practitioners and scholars.< Less
SEVEN RECIPES FOR THE NEW URBANISM By Jaime Correa
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Seven Recipes for the New Urbanism presents an irreverent view of seven magical recipes at the heart of the New Urbanism movement: memory, suburban dysfunction, intellectual precedents, region and... More > ecology, urban form, building type and cultural representation. A number of admonitions and a thrilling professional agenda (cleverly disguised as metaphysical denials and affirmations) are followed by a portfolio of breathtaking projects, drawings and photographs. This is one of the freshest expressions of New Urbanism by one of its most zealous practitioners and scholars.< Less
Sites of In(ter)vention, Potential Forms of Regenerative Infrastructure in Urban Development By Anneliese Sitterly
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This project identifies current best practices of regenerative infrastructural systems in high-density residential developments and evaluates the invention and intervention of landscape architecture... More > in the creation of place-based regenerative form.< Less
Sites of In(ter)vention, Potential Forms of Regenerative Infrastructure in Urban Development By Anneliese Sitterly
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This project identifies current best practices of regenerative infrastructural systems in high-density residential developments and evaluates the invention and intervention of landscape architecture... More > in the creation of place-based regenerative form.< Less
VS//URBAN_VERSES By Joseph Ramski
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A young man moves to Chicago to become a writer, only to discover he may be part of something larger. VS//URBAN_VERSES is a multi-medium narrative told through poetry, short stories, and art that... More > form a book unlike anything you've ever seen.< Less