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    • 53 North: Tactical Infrastructure in Edmonton 

      Clayton, Bryce (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-15)
      Edmonton, Alberta is the northernmost major city in North America, but inappropriate urban form has created a winter culture of avoidance. Long, straight city streets and a proliferation of voids within the downtown urban ...
    • Approaching Vertical: A Guide Through Land-Use in Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment 

      Holborn, David (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment is a landscape 450 million years in the making. Over this immense time line, great natural forces of the earth have aggregated, eroded, and carved this landscape, a 725-kilometer scarp face ...
    • Brewing a New Community: Redefining local industrial manufacturing within a city 

      Taylor, Meghan Ambre Irene (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-28)
      The effects of globalization echo in former factory cities, in their depleted industrial landscapes and their abandoned buildings, creating a disconnect between people, their identities, their communities, and their cities. ...
    • Claiming the Sky; Rethinking High-Rise Development in the City of Toronto 

      Wright, Shannon (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-04)
      Toronto is following the footsteps of populated urban cities like New York through the extrusion of skyscrapers, transforming Toronto into one of the densest cities in North America. Rapid development of residential density ...
    • Co-Existing: Exploring Commercial Laneways in Downtown Toronto as a Network for Public Spaces 

      Varriano, Christina (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-17)
      This thesis explores the opportunities that commercial laneways offer for integrating new public spaces into Downtown Toronto, in order to increase the amount of public space in the city core and improve social interaction ...
    • Diving in: The Architecture of Urban Lake Swimming 

      Castonguay, Robin (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-23)
      In the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth century, the Lake Ontario waterfront along the Greater Toronto Area was packed with swimmers enjoying its waters. Today, on a hot summer’s day, one could find the ...
    • Embodied Depth: Re-interpreting the Park in St.James Town 

      Kim, Jiyeon (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-26)
      The thesis reflects on the loss of slowness and experiential depth in the age of acceleration. The “contrived depthlessness” of modernity – as described by Frederic Jameson– can be traced back to contemporary culture’s ...
    • 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 ...
    • Geographies of Urban Filth 

      Zhang, Liyang (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      This thesis studies how our cultural understanding of dirt and cleanliness are bound to issues of class and race and how they are manifested within urban and spatial design. Boundaries are formed between clean and dirty, ...
    • Holes & Notches: Creating a Framework to Promote Agency for the Elderly in Baeksa Village 

      Lee, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2019-06-03)
      The demographic landscape of developed countries around the world is rapidly shifting. Populations are increasingly aging yet birthrates are declining. These changes are particularly pronounced in South Korea, where by ...
    • A Living Room for Milton 

      Hu, Rui (University of Waterloo, 2020-09-17)
      Milton, Ontario is one of many smaller Canadian cities that has absorbed the sudden growth brought on by a combination of the lack of affordable housing prices and access to major employment lands in larger urban centres. ...
    • Living, Together:Tools for Building an Intergenerational Community 

      Woo, Janice (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-23)
      Population aging is poised to become the most critical global demographic shift of this century. Particularly in highly developed regions, the proportion of older adults is growing more quickly than other age groups as a ...
    • 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, ...
    • När: Constructing a Sensory Concentration Space 

      Angardi, Vantar (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-27)
      När: Constructing a Sensory Concentration Space presents a work that contemplates, designs, and materialises the notion of public personal space. Modern society often leaves us alienated from ourselves. This thesis is an ...
    • The Other Place: Building A Retreat Of One's Own 

      Benninger, Brock (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-17)
      How is one to ground themselves in an increasingly virtual and abstract world? The Other Place offers a complementary environment to daily life. Here one can establish the necessary critical distance from the conditions ...
    • Post-Oil +15: Designing an "Urban Campus" in Downtown Calgary 

      Chow, Jacqueline (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-20)
      Calgary, Alberta is a city that is economically dependent on the petroleum industry. The inevitable boom and bust cycle surrounding the petroleum industry frequently disrupts Calgary’s socioeconomic health. Since the ...
    • Power, Architecture, Transition: Creating a Safe Space for Victims of Domestic Violence. 

      Semenova, Natalia (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-22)
      This thesis examines issues of poverty and homelessness in Toronto, specifically focusing on the needs of women and children who are the most vulnerable group and are homeless as a result of being victims of domestic ...
    • PRELOADING : A Transformative Approach to Flood Preparation and Relief 

      Zhang, Anqi (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      For islands and coastal cities, the body of water that nourishes the land can easily become a leading source of threat. Natural disasters are mostly unpredictable and often have devastating impact on life and property. ...
    • REBUILDING OUR WATERS: An alternative view of Ontario cottage country through models of community engagement and shared environmental stewardship. 

      Spasov, Hannah (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-10)
      Cottaging is a ‘summer-home’ tradition for many Canadian families and plays an important role in Ontario’s cultural and provincial identity. The North-Hastings – East Haliburton area is a popular cottage destination; however ...
    • Returning Wilderness: Centre for Environmental Education 

      Khan, Snober (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
      We live in a time when much of the natural world is lost in the wake of human agency. No place on earth today remains untouched by human influence. This thesis is an attempt to find wilderness in the Anthropocene. To ...


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