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    • State of Diversity of Uses and Activities in the Public Space: The Case of Four Public Spaces in Downtown Vancouver 

      Behnia, Babak (University of Waterloo, 2012-12-12)
      The roles of urban public spaces in urban cores are being re-assessed across many North American cities. Public spaces within downtown cores are essential in ensuring the long- term viability of such urban centers economically ...
    • Suburban Intensification: cultivating place in the dispersed city 

      Gould, Kathryn (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-17)
      The sustainable growth and development of our cities are amongst the most important issues of the world today. It is estimated that soon up to ninety percent of the world’s population will live in urban centers. How to ...
    • The Transformative City 

      Slote, Kyle Douglas (University of Waterloo, 2011-02-09)
      The issue of downtown revitalization has been much studied over the past several decades. However, much of the existing knowledge base pertains to our largest urban centres. This leaves a significant information gap with ...
    • The Unbounded School: Education Beyond the Walls 

      Tat, Elaine (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      Public education has long been a tool for state authorities to establish and indoctrinate societal moral and civic standards, a stance that has shifted in modern society. In Canada, provincial public education systems have ...
    • urban blind fields: creative public reclamations 

      Beltrano, Victoria Ann (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-24)
      Contemporary criticism of the North American urban public realm has reached an unproductive state of exhaustion. For some time, it has painted a rather bleak portrait of public space attributed to the impacts of global ...
    • Urban Design and Development of a Public Space at theCity of Kitchener’s Intermodal Transit Hub 

      Alimohammadi, Tahoora (University of Waterloo, 2015-12-15)
      This thesis uses a case study design approach for the proposed Transit Hub for the City of Kitchener. It focuses on opportunities for a high quality public space or square to better integrate a new urban LRT line and a ...
    • Urban Room - Dynamic reinterpretation of Toronto’s urban voids 

      Mohebali, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2019-10-21)
      Over the past few decades, Toronto’s downtown core has experienced extreme and rapid intensification, seen through an exponential increase in both employees and residents. This growth has severely outpaced that of public ...
    • Vernacular of Adaptation: Undercurrent of Carpatho-Rusyn Perseverance 

      Kolbas, Aleksandar (University of Waterloo, 2009-08-31)
      In the nineteen nineties, former Yugoslavia, went through a series of interstitial disputes, both religious and political, which evolved into hatred amongst its own people and ultimately into an unforgiving civil war. ...
    • Walking City: The transformative role of pedestrians in public space 

      Czypyha, Shane (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-21)
      Vancouver’s downtown peninsula symbolically describes the sense of place unique to the city as a whole. It is a livable city with a strong connection to its natural surroundings, witnessed in its very active population. ...
    • What's Up With the Downtown? 

      Martyn, Mitchell (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-28)
      What’s Up with the Downtown? uses North Bay, Ontario to examine issues of downtown core usage and design in rural North American cities. As malls and box retail have moved to the forefront of physical spaces catering to ...


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