Landscape Infrastructure Works as Catalyst in Urban Design: A Case Study Exploration of The Corktown Common Park in West Don Lands, Toronto

dc.contributor.advisorBurcher, Lise
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zenan
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-07T15:15:10Z
dc.date.available2014-05-07T15:15:10Z
dc.date.copyright2014-05
dc.date.created2014-05-02
dc.date.issued2014-05-07
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractThe process of designing new urban infrastructure in an established urban context is described as “embedded process” in “plug-in” urban design. Due to the potential of urban infrastructure design to directly influence the quality of urban environments, embedded processes in “plug-in” urban design has become an issue worthy of consideration by landscape architects. Using an in-depth literature review of urban design theories--from both cultural and ecological perspectives-- and interviews as research methods, this thesis analyzed the effectiveness of landscape infrastructure in acting as a catalyst in “plug-in urban design.” A set of design principles was deduced from the study and tested on the award winning Athletes Village for the 2015 Pan-American games at West Don lands, Toronto. The results of this thesis provide guidance for future improvement in landscape infrastructure and “plug-in urban design” projects.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8088
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectlandscape infrastructureen_US
dc.subject“plug-in urban design”en_US
dc.subjecturban catalysten_US
dc.subjectcomprehensive design principleen_US
dc.titleLandscape Infrastructure Works as Catalyst in Urban Design: A Case Study Exploration of The Corktown Common Park in West Don Lands, Torontoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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