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Design for Citizen-Generated Urban Interventions: Understanding the Relationship Between Formal and Informal Urban Design in Toronto

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dc.contributor.advisor Landman, Karen
dc.contributor.author Taucer, Julia
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-27T16:14:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-27T16:14:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-04
dc.date.created 2017-04-24
dc.date.issued 2017-04-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10329
dc.description.abstract Citizens’ urban practices that intentionally alter a public setting challenge privatization of open spaces, as well as exclusion from design processes and public spaces of the city. Research on the spatial context of these practices, referred to as citizen-generated urban interventions, is limited. This project identifies spatial conditions that are associated with the emergence of citizen-generated urban interventions. From the literature, I developed a site assessment to evaluate the spatial conditions that are theoretically related to the occurrence of citizen-generated urban interventions. Using wandering as a method, I identified and evaluated sites of interventions found in publicly accessible areas throughout Toronto. After analyzing the data, I describe commonalities among the spatial conditions of the observed sites. Based on the results, I created a working typology of citizen-generated urban interventions and preliminary design recommendations for landscape architects. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject citizen appropriation en_US
dc.subject agonistic public space en_US
dc.subject ludic practices en_US
dc.subject interstitial space en_US
dc.subject direct democracy en_US
dc.title Design for Citizen-Generated Urban Interventions: Understanding the Relationship Between Formal and Informal Urban Design in Toronto 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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