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

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dc.contributor.advisor Burcher, Lise
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Zenan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-07T15:15:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-07T15:15:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-05
dc.date.created 2014-05-02
dc.date.issued 2014-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8088
dc.description.abstract The 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.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject landscape infrastructure en_US
dc.subject “plug-in urban design” en_US
dc.subject urban catalyst en_US
dc.subject comprehensive design principle en_US
dc.title Landscape Infrastructure Works as Catalyst in Urban Design: A Case Study Exploration of The Corktown Common Park in West Don Lands, Toronto en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Bachelor of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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