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    • 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. ...
    • Walmart 2.0 

      Huff, Ian S. (University of Waterloo, 2012-08-31)
      Processes of industry and economic exchange have significantly and continually defined the underlying structure and formal characteristics of the American city. Contemporary ‘distributed’ systems of economy and industry ...
    • Wasted Water: Returning to the Fishpond Latrine Amidst Modernity, Pollution, and Stigma 

      Tran, Teresa (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      Since 1990, Vietnam has made significant efforts to eradicate open defecation in rural areas. With modernized systems and increasing severity of pollution within its rural provinces, local practices for managing human waste ...
    • Water as Agent: Restoring Displaced Communities in Gulu, Uganda 

      Bright, Erica (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-17)
      Disasters due to war and conflict or natural forces are responsible for the 26 million people displaced across the world today. The crisis extends into the temporary, yet indefinite, displacement camps where people live ...
    • When Nature Goes to School: A Green School Design for Milton, Ontario 

      Hucik, Alexandra (University of Waterloo, 2020-01-15)
      It is generally agreed upon that environmental education has an important place in 21st century schools, as the need to educate the current and future generations of young people on how to live in a sustainable way grows ...
    • Where Is The House You Will Build For Me? 

      Lee, Edward (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-22)
      The adaptive reuse of secular buildings as churches signals a return to the fundamental belief that architecture is not necessary for Christian worship. Following are the stories and photographs of fifteen churches in the ...
    • Where the River Flows Fast 

      Barei, Andrea (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-13)
      Kashechewan, a flood-prone remote First Nation in northern Ontario, is the focus of this thesis. It is an exploration into the factors that have contributed to the community’s decline and current state. By looking at how ...
    • The Wilderness 

      Hirmer, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2009-06-19)
      This thesis is a critical cultural investigation into the meaning of wilderness. It is based on the premise that as a constructed, imaginary landscape wilderness is an expression of cultural impulses. It suggests that the ...
    • With Chinese Characteristics: Documenting Patterns of Cultural Implantation, Intersection and Infiltration 

      Sanvictores, Kyle (University of Waterloo, 2007-01-23)
      This thesis explores the global traffic in culture and its effects on the urban environment. Two overlapping forces are documented: first the proliferation of Western models and cultural signifiers in China and second the ...
    • Within These Walls 

      Tyrrell, Gillian (University of Waterloo, 2011-06-22)
      The Cork Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum opened in the summer of 1872, and was abandoned in 1994. The number of women who passed through its walls remains unknown. Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries, a system of religious-run ...
    • A Women's Place: The Design of a Transitional Housing Comminuty for Women and Children 

      Mitchell, Camille (University of Waterloo, 2009-09-30)
      Transition homes are critical sources of support for women and children fleeing domestic violence or facing difficulties with housing and poverty. More than just a safe place to stay, transition homes offer residents ...
    • Yao-dong as a Spiritual Shelter for the Young Peasants 

      Wu, Shuyin (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-12)
      A yao-dong is a vernacular architecture in northern China. “Dong” means a cave. A cave is one of the earliest human shelters. In thousand years of Chinese history, caves evolved into yao-dongs. A yao-dong is the spiritual ...
    • Your Passport Doesn’t Work Here: Asylum, Space, and Iranian Queer Heritage 

      Moayeri, Paniz (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-23)
      The OED defines heritage as “that which has been or may be inherited,” implying a linear succession through generations. But what constitutes heritage in the LGBTQ+ community, where marginalization has defined life experiences ...

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