East Side Greenway: sustainable vision for vacancy in Kansas City’s East Side

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dc.contributor.author Wagner, Caleb
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T20:16:13Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T20:16:13Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/40085
dc.description.abstract Kansas City’s East Side was once a well defined area with connected communities and entertainment throughout. Over the years the East Side has deteriorated due to historical events that have displaced residents, reduced investment interest, and left a place overwhelmed with vacancy and forgotten culture. Recently there has been interest from the City of Kansas City, community development associations, and large investors to revitalize Kansas City’s East Side as an urban entity. These efforts are evident with Kansas City’s Revive the East Side initiative that looks at revitalizing areas of Kansas City that are severely distressed (Appendix G). This can also be seen in the KC Green Plan which focuses on implementing sustainable design into the future growth and revitalization of Kansas City as a whole. This report looks at utilizing vacancy as a platform to improve the ecological quality and community health in an urban environment. Through historical research, an in depth inventory and analysis study, and community engagement meetings, a projective design proposal was developed. This projective design focuses on the Prospect Corridor and how its vacancies can be assembled and designed for green infrastructure, park connections, and a way to reveal the buried history and culture of Prospect Avenue. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Sustainable greenway vision en_US
dc.title East Side Greenway: sustainable vision for vacancy in Kansas City’s East Side en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Lee R. Skabelund en_US
dc.date.published 2019 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US

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