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    • Capturing Atmospheric Moisture: Towards a Local Water Catchment at the Aral Sea 

      Ho, Miriam (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-21)
      The desertification of the Aral Sea in Central Asia is an iconic example of the devastating local consequences of large-scale water diversion. Critical of the humanitarian consequences associated with trans-boundary water ...
    • Carving Away: An Inquiry into the Act of Making 

      Peddie, Matthew (University of Waterloo, 2010-10-01)
      The act of creating anything, from a novel to a simple meal to a building, requires the combination of many elements. Broadly speaking, these elements are technique, technology, and materiality, the three of which are ...
    • Casting the Dollhouse 

      Wong, April (University of Waterloo, 2014-01-09)
      The Dollhouse is a model of domestic life; its material framework, spatiality, passage, function and aesthetic describe the architectural construction of a domestic ideal. Yet, the dollhouse is not simply an architectural ...
    • Cauldron of Forces: Designing a Lightning Observatory on Lake Maracaibo 

      Ganton, Samuel (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      There are storms in the world, and the world is a storm, and we ourselves are weather. Earth and the universe are continually emerging and dissolving: geological, meteorological, and biological forces interact to create ...
    • The Causeway, the Landfill, and the River: shaping Moncton's Environs 

      Macleod, Michaela (University of Waterloo, 2005)
      The decommissioned Riverside Landfill, located on the Petitcodiac River in Moncton, New Brunswick, has been closed for over ten years. Lack of proper dumping and closure procedures has left the ground and the water ...
    • Ceci n'est pas un parc: Reconsidering the Island Site of Expo 67 

      Hamilton, Edward Jae (University of Waterloo, 2011-08-16)
      This thesis examines the landscape of Expo 67, in both its original and current state, and diagnoses a set of design and programming issues. In the mid-1960s, the city of Montreal undertook a vast construction project in ...
    • Centred in Motion: A Development Proposal for the Suburban Community of Pickering, Ontario 

      Lee, Brian (University of Waterloo, 2009-05-13)
      Centred in Motion presents a strategy for adapting the existing suburban development of Pickering, Ontario to accommodate contemporary needs. The cultural and geographical conditions that generated Pickering, along with ...
    • Changing Lanes: Taking Vancouver’s laneway housing from feeding speculation to an affordable ownership model under a Community Land Trust 

      Hexan, Marius Florin (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-24)
      Towards the end of 2017, after consultation with a series of reports, studies, and advisory groups, the Vancouver City Council has published the Housing Vancouver Strategy (2018-2027) and 3-Year Action Plan (2018-2020) ...
    • Chasing Spadina 

      Huang, Terry (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-10)
      Toronto is a city that operates at the scale of automobiles and subways. Its environments are many and varied— layers of infrastructure, geography, and history create a heterogeneous mix of urban fabric. The Spadina ...
    • The Children in “Orange” 

      Li, Yina (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-19)
      Behind an increasing rate of parental incarceration, the public is encountering a significant amount of the children of incarcerated parents. The children who experienced the imprisonment of parents become the hidden victims ...
    • Chimera Obscura 

      Friedman, Gabriel (University of Waterloo, 2010-04-30)
      Across diverse territories - that might otherwise be considered separate from one another - similar morphogenetic and emergent processes appear to be at play. The continuous re-inscription of the world, and its inner ...
    • Chipping, Shredding and Layering – Experiments in Geological Design Thinking 

      Wright, Morgan (University of Waterloo, 2019-07-18)
      In the recent history of the earth, the last 200 years specifically, human activity has changed the very stratigraphy of the planet. This is a direct result of industrialization at the turn of the 19th century, which was ...
    • The City Delimited 

      Bootsma, Michael (University of Waterloo, 2014-05-13)
      Positioning itself as an investigation into the affective capacity of transport, this thesis argues that the potential of a city is both composed and revealed through its systems of movement, contending that the sensorial ...
    • City Familiaris: A Study in Domesticating Infrastructures 

      Gertler, Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-23)
      Hyper dense communities are becoming a norm in Canadian metropolitan areas. CityPlace within Toronto is considered by many the result of a good intentioned, but poorly planned version of this community. The model for its ...
    • City of Wind: Exposing the Invisible 

      Adamek, Kimberley (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-02)
      Strong winds have breached the city walls. A set of iron chairs launch toward a couple passing an outdoor patio. Bags of groceries fling from unsuspecting hands and scatter across the sidewalk. A group of cyclists swerve ...
    • The City Under the City: in/to the PATH 

      Chan, Christina Linda (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-20)
      Beneath the congested sidewalks of downtown Toronto is an expanding underground pedestrian network spanning thirty kilometres, the largest urban infrastructure of its kind. Branded as the PATH, it does not provide a clear ...
    • A City with Two Faces 

      Rajkumar-Maharaj, Lisa (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-11)
      The identity of the Caribbean as a territory is a veritable bricolage of cultural forms. Since Columbus’ mistaken arrival in the West Indies, these islands have become home to Spanish, French, Dutch, British, African, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Coding a Biophilic Core: Digital Design Tools for Toronto’s Avian Habitat Networks 

      Parkin, James Cameron (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
      This research develops a methodology for computationally sensing, illustrating, and utilizing avian-focused patch networks to locate and inform ecological interventions in dense urban settings. These interventions are ...


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