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    • 50:50—Sovereignty, Price, Density, Efficiency: Housing-led Economic Urban Expansion in Hong Kong. 

      Tam, Kam-Ming Mark (University of Waterloo, 2015-09-16)
      Hong Kong is an ideal laboratory in which to study relationships between economy and architecture. In this city, tremendous power is held by both the state and in private capital. Urban form may be read as a tangible ...
    • AGRARIA: An agrarian vision 

      England, Craig (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-22)
      This thesis is concerned with reconnecting people to the land. It has been developed as a reaction to the current environmental crises concerning peak oil, urban sprawl, and the ongoing opposition between humans and the ...
    • AquaCalifornia: Water Infrastructure in the Age of Scarcity 

      Fung, Rachel (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-26)
      Water scarcity has always been a defining issue of the American West; and California is one of the western states that have long struggled with the management of its water resources. Over the past 5 years, California’s ...
    • Between Four Walls and City Streets: Urban Challenges and Domestic Adaptations 

      Elasmar, Tracey (University of Waterloo, 2024-01-22)
      The practices of domesticity within the city have expanded the understanding of ‘home’ to encompass a broad range of spaces beyond the physical boundaries of the dwelling. The city itself, by means of its own inherent ...
    • Breaking Through the Monopoly City: A Game of Urban Agriculture Played Through Fissures in Industrial Urbanism 

      Martin, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-26)
      Games have been used throughout the world’s cultures to teach and influence ideas of urban space and planning while also arguing that in the future of sustainable cities architectural development of urban land should ...
    • Condominium Towers: Habitus and alienation in the new urban framework 

      Van Weerden, Levi Herman (University of Waterloo, 2021-10-26)
      Since 2002, over 180000 new dwellings have been built in Toronto through condominium ownership, filling the downtown core with towers and locking much of the city’s society into a relatively new model of property ownership ...
    • Contemplating a New Danwei Urbanism 

      Xue, Wei (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-26)
      Market-driven Capitalist urbanization is no longer a viable option for China as it has produced increasingly monotonous and segregated cities that deny culture, history, ecology, and human connection. Cultural efficiencies ...
    • Courtyard Urbanism : A Model for North American Cities? 

      Bachetti, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2019-02-26)
      The courtyard has endured as one of the most widespread architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and cultural boundaries to mediate open and closed, inside and outside, social constraints and environmental ...
    • Displace and Urbanized: Or Why We Build 

      Bhatti, Suhaib (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-11)
      I embarked on this research with the aim to study the relationship between the city and the flood, understanding the waterfront as some blurred edge where wild and human forces mix. My hope was to propose a design strategy ...
    • Evolving the Urban Dwelling 

      Gauthier, Martin (University of Waterloo, 2012-05-18)
      In examining the Canadian residential fabric, this thesis advocates for the design of urban dwellings which respond directly to a number of contemporary urban challenges. A number of these challenges stem from the largely ...
    • Happiness within the Uncanny: Revitalizing the Street Level in Hong Kong's New Town 

      Yeung, Ethan (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-16)
      Hong Kong is the physical embodiment of neoliberalism at all levels of society, and the city itself is seen as a domain for private corporations to generate profit, creating spaces that are purely functional and generic. ...
    • How Should We Live: An Alternative Process of Land Development for Chinese Villages 

      Chan, Bill (University of Waterloo, 2013-04-15)
      A class of migrant workers in China that have left their official rural residence in search of work and wealth in the more developed coastal cities have created a new process of urbanization. The ‘floating population’ ...
    • Instrumental Landscapes: Sustainable Strategies for Wetland Development 

      Fanti, Dennis (University of Waterloo, 2010-08-25)
      As a result of widespread urban development over the past two decades, global wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. This thesis develops a series of strategies for protecting wetland ecosystems from the ecological ...
    • Instrumental Matrix: Regenerative Systems in Hamilton, Ontario 

      Dadson, Leland Thomas (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-22)
      Positioned at the metaphysical divide between civilization and wilderness, this thesis investigates the potential for symbiotic relationships among cultural, ecological and industrial systems in an effort to suggest ...
    • Learning from the Commonplace: Designing Diversity 

      Hui, Natalie Lok Yan (University of Waterloo, 2016-03-03)
      The commonplace is the realm that directly exists within the ordinary user’s reach and is the everyday lived in experience of the city. Margaret Crawford, the author of Everyday Urbanism, expresses that “an amazing number ...
    • The Making of Chang-Shin District: A Study in Top-Down and Bottom-Up Urban Development 

      Yang, Hyunjoon (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-18)
      This thesis studies the process of urban development as a mass phenomenon involving top-down and bottom-up paradigms, which work as a whole to achieve distinct characteristics seen in urban neighbourhoods. In this study, ...
    • Motionscapes, Waterland, Maritime Theatre: Three Temporalities in Contemporary Jiangnan 

      Cheng, Jeffrey Hwei Choong (University of Waterloo, 2011-05-24)
      Jiangnan is on the brink of revolution: a network of bullet train lines will re-territorilize this region of China, including Shanghai, drawing its 80 million inhabitants within a single hour’s commute of one another. From ...
    • Of the River: Unraveling Imaginaries of Water & Resilience in Metro Manila 

      Bullough, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-23)
      Metro Manila, the Philippines’ capital, emerged from the river delta—bisected by an estuarine river and laced with rivulets. For a long time, the city embraced its wet geography and was adapted to the soak of torrential ...
    • Relational Urbanism: A Framework for Variability 

      Vangjeli, Sonja (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-07)
      In a context of rapid urbanization and increasingly standardized built environments, urbanism must find new methods of creating appropriate conditions for the variability of contemporary urban life. The city, understood ...
    • Table-Top Views 

      Yong, Jennifer May Chiyee (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-20)
      High resolution aerial photography has become widely available in the twenty-first century. Already accustomed to consuming data-rich bird’s-eye views, we have eagerly adapted this scale of digital imagery for pleasure ...


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