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    • Beyond Genius Loci: An Analysis of Architectural Design Strategies of Place 

      Popovic, Stela (University of Waterloo, 2016-02-17)
      This thesis explores the contributive role of the genius locus, or “spirit of place”, in the identity of cities and the production of meaningful places. The research addresses the analysis of genius loci as historical ...
    • Envisioning a Future City with Autonomous Vehicles 

      Liu, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-20)
      The evolution and formation of our urban fabric have an inextricable relationship with transportation and urban mobility. The revolution in speed and power of transportation as a result of the automobile in the early ...
    • The Generic Spectacle 

      Kraler, Kurt (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-13)
      The completion of the CityCenter resort on the Las Vegas Strip in 2009 by MGM Resorts marks the single largest privately funded development in American history. It also marks a departure from all-encompassing themes of ...
    • Interstitial Urbanity: Fragments of Place Within the Post-Modern City 

      Tsui, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      This thesis introduces <em>Interstitial Urbanity</em> as a strategy for addressing issues of urbanity and place within New York's peripheral developments. Driven primarily by market forces, these developer led office and ...
    • Making the City : A Document on Tactical Urbanism 

      Hamidya, Talayeh (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-22)
      In the past decade city of Toronto has seen an unprecedented growth in its population. This surge on growth of the city poses questions about the quality of its future public and private spaces and its patterns of growth. In ...
    • On [Re]building Downtown: Design Framework for the Core Area 

      Tsolov, Pavel (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      Rapid condominium development in Toronto is consuming large areas of the ground plane in prominent corridors of the downtown core. This is the most popular development practice for Mixed-Use land use in Toronto. It is ...
    • Reconquering Homeland 

      Islam, Rifat (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-24)
      In a world plagued by refugee crisis, the urgency of addressing this persistent challenge remains a constant thread, especially as the root and stem of the crisis are yet to be fully understood and resolved. The complexities ...
    • Tale of Two Cities 

      Baktash, Pooya (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-20)
      It was the best of cities, it was the worst of cities, it was a place of giddying boom, it was a place of economic despair, it was a utopia, it was a dystopic no-topia, it was the world centre of fantasies, and the world ...
    • Towards a Suburban Agora: Expanding an intermodal node into a community marketplace 

      Lo, Joseph (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-30)
      This thesis investigates the condition of the contemporary suburban landscape and the potential of transit infrastructure in re-establishing the continuity of the fragmented social fabric. It follows the emerging discourse ...
    • Transit-Oriented-micro-Development: Small Marketplaces for Maryvale, Phoenix, Arizona 

      Wiggins, Mila Emily (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-28)
      Phoenix, Arizona is consistently ranked as one of America’s fastest growing cities. This growth is attributed to pervasive suburban expansion. Since the Second World War, Phoenix’s population has increased by fourteen times ...


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