CenterScapes : waste landscapes into thriving communities

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Show simple item record Hoetmer, Derek 2013-05-10T18:02:27Z 2013-05-10T18:02:27Z 2013-05-10
dc.description.abstract Within the past decade, waste landscapes of decaying regional shopping centers and malls have been transformed into new buildings, streets, and towns— otherwise known as greyfield redevelopments. The most successful of these greyfield redevelopment projects are designed as vibrant town centers that exhibit traits of larger 24-hour cities. Unfortunately, landscape has been less relevant within these projects than they have in historical town center precedents. Landscape architecture originated from societal, cultural, and environmental needs and emerged as a profession to meet those needs. Theory, research, and design principles have emerged as well from studying the importance of landscape within the urban realm. Based upon the theory of Landscape Urbanism, landscape should be the primary element of urban order and that landscape architects possess the ability to enhance these multi-disciplinary projects. In CenterScapes, explorative design projects act as experimental subjects for a landscape architecture approach to current successful greyfield-redevelopment-into-town-center design. This masters project illustrates design research in theory, precedent, design principle, analysis, and explorative design through two applications. While both applications exhibit traits of a greyfield-redevelopment-into-town-center typology, one is designed solely by landscape architects and the other is designed by an interdisciplinary team represented by architectural, landscape architectural, and real estate development disciplines. This report functions to reveal the importance of strategically allocated and designed open space to act as catalysts for new town center developments. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.subject Urban Design Competition en_US
dc.subject Urban Land Institute en_US
dc.subject Derek Hoetmer en_US
dc.title CenterScapes : waste landscapes into thriving communities en_US
dc.type Report en_US 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 Jason Brody en_US
dc.subject.umi Landscape Architecture (0390) en_US 2013 en_US August en_US

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