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Fencerows: Reinforcing Regional Identity in Urban Design

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dc.contributor.advisor Paine, Cecelia Laszczuk, Michal 2018-05-08T13:40:54Z 2018-05-08T13:40:54Z 2018-05 2018-04-30 2018-05-08
dc.description.abstract Fencerows constitute dominant visual elements of the historic rural landscape and hold potential to be applied in the design of urban and suburban sites to reinforce regional identity in Southern Ontario. A survey of fencerows was developed through fieldwork resulting in a typology that summarizes the visual and functional characteristics of these linear features. The typology was applied in the design of a high-density development site in Mississauga, Ontario through an interpretive design strategy that translates the functional and visual principles of fencerows into designed planting assemblages. An assessment of the characteristics and feasibility of the designs demonstrates that they contain a series of defining features which reference the principal components of fencerows. Furthermore, the assessment demonstrates that the designs can be adapted in the urban environment in accordance to several municipal and urban design guidelines from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
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dc.subject Planting Design en_US
dc.subject Cultural Landscapes en_US
dc.subject Interpretive Design en_US
dc.subject Placelessness en_US
dc.subject Southern Ontario en_US
dc.subject Mississauga en_US
dc.title Fencerows: Reinforcing Regional Identity in Urban Design en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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