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Arrested Development: A Deep Map Exploration of Community Building in Ontario and Spain

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dc.contributor.advisor Perkins, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Taslimi, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-06T13:18:26Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-06T13:18:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-05
dc.date.created 2014-04-17
dc.date.issued 2014-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8053
dc.description.abstract Residents of incomplete planned communities suffer social isolation and a surplus of fragmented infrastructure. Because these communities failed to achieve population goals, and lack historical layers of habitation that inspire restoration investment, they are branded as "ghost towns" by the media. Nonetheless, residents perceive the success of their communities largely in relation to the maintenance of planned features like public parks. Criticism from the media also inspires reactionary community bonding. This thesis used deep mapping to tell the stories of Townsend, Ontario and Valdeluz, Spain, two similarly disregarded developments. A literature review of the causes and consequences of unsuccessful urban design informed a holistic exploration of life in these communities through on-site observation and informal interviews. The data was analyzed for qualitative correlations and detailed narratives were produced. This study provides designers with a deeper understanding of incomplete planned communities, and identifies challenges that planners of new communities will face. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Deep map en_US
dc.subject incomplete development en_US
dc.subject ghost town en_US
dc.subject community building en_US
dc.title Arrested Development: A Deep Map Exploration of Community Building in Ontario and Spain en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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