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    • 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 ...
    • Towards a Sustainable Future: Courtyard in Contemporary Beijing 

      Zhu, Ningxin (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-15)
      China has become one of the world’s economic engines. One major driving force is the rapid urbanization. Such fast development results in resource and energy depletion, pollution and environmental deterioration. The ...
    • Tracing the Last Mile: Mobility, Urbanization, and the Journey Home in China’s Spring Festival Golden Week 

      Tang, Cynthia (University of Waterloo, 2020-02-14)
      Tracing the Last Mile studies the annual migratory journey home during China’s Lunar New Year Golden Week through the convergence of traditional Chinese art and auto-ethnographic research. This thesis highlights individual ...
    • Tracing Timber 

      Panchal, Shamir Kiran (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-25)
      Today, the big box store is where we buy our wood, but not long ago the wood that we used for the structures, finishes and furniture for our buildings might have been harvested locally from a nearby forest or even the ...
    • Tracings: Unraveling Home in the Diaspora 

      Dalla-Ali, Haneen (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-28)
      Tracings: Unraveling Home in the Diaspora presents works that contemplate the notion of home, post-migration. Inspired by my family’s journey from the Middle-East to Canada, the thesis examines ways in which the juxtaposition ...
    • The Transformative City 

      Slote, Kyle Douglas (University of Waterloo, 2011-02-09)
      The issue of downtown revitalization has been much studied over the past several decades. However, much of the existing knowledge base pertains to our largest urban centres. This leaves a significant information gap with ...
    • Transformative Tenements; Strategies for urban renewal in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica 

      Ricketts, Sheldon (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-24)
      The hardened inner city community of trench town represents one of several impoverished communities that form the heart of the Jamaican capital city, Kingston. As wealth and influence have moved inland, off the coastal ...
    • Transforming Suburbia : The Networked Pedestrian Village of Bayview Hills 

      Cheung, Esther (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      The ubiquitous North American suburban model has created devastating challenges for successful community life in the twenty-first century. This thesis addresses those challenges through the transformation of the existing ...
    • Transforming the Gardiner Expressway: A Vision for Personal Rapid Transit in 2015 

      Li, Chloe (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      Urban infrastructure has long been regarded as the lifeblood to any city, essential to urban communities. A successful city cannot exist without a successful infrastructure, and as a city matures, its system must adapt. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Triton: outpost in the ocean 

      Button, Keith, Alfred (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      The ocean, especially the deep ocean, dominates this world; it is the largest single habitat on the planet, a habitat whose inhabitants constitute the most common forms of life on this planet. By its immense influence ...
    • Tuning Monuments 

      Zagabe, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-25)
      This thesis examines the development of historically inaccurate monuments that censor and sanitize reality by questioning their ongoing legacies by using a derivative of counter monument culture. Tuning Monuments seeks to ...
    • Two Degrees Celsius, Assessing the Potential of Urban Commercial Buildings in Canada to Reach the 2°C Climate Change Target 

      Black, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-12)
      To avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change, scientific consensus and international convention have determined that the mean rise in global temperatures must be limited to between 1.5°C and 2.0°C. The Intergovernmental ...
    • (Un)canny Spaces: The Unbecoming of Everyday Architecture 

      Kim, Sooyoun (University of Waterloo, 2015-05-13)
      Beginning in the late eighteenth century, socioeconomic changes due to rapid urbanization defined a clear demarcation between public and private realms. In opposition to the chaotic milieu of the cities, the notion of home ...
    • [un] Shaded Territories: a design for women empowerment in rural Pakistan. 

      Anam, Khan (University of Waterloo, 2014-08-06)
      The separation between Pakistan and India in 1947 was a direct result of the struggle between two different religious groups in the region; Hindus, and Muslims. Of all the provinces split, Punjab was the only one province ...
    • The Unbounded School: Education Beyond the Walls 

      Tat, Elaine (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-19)
      Public education has long been a tool for state authorities to establish and indoctrinate societal moral and civic standards, a stance that has shifted in modern society. In Canada, provincial public education systems have ...
    • An Undivided Landscape: Dissolving Apartheid buffer zones in Johannesburg, South Africa 

      Greyling, Michelle (University of Waterloo, 2013-05-01)
      Progressive spatial segregation of Whites from other ethnic races in South Africa started in 1886. Apartheid rulers evicted three and a half million Blacks, Coloureds and Indians from white urban and residential areas ...
    • unDressing Spectacle: An Architectural Discourse on the Event of Space 

      Chow, Christina Wing Sum (University of Waterloo, 2012-02-14)
      Woven within fashion and dress is the innate ability to create atmosphere and transformative experiences. Architecturally, the façade of a building acts as its skin, having responsibilities that exceed the functions of ...
    • Unsettling Ground: Studies on Building and Fluid Geology in Arviat, Nunavut 

      McMillan, Jason (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-26)
      Ground in the Canadian Arctic is continuously being shaped by the dramatic seasonal cycles of the environment, extreme weather and deep geological processes of glaciation and retreat. The stability of Northern ground is ...
    • Untold History, the Museum of Toronto 

      Jimenez Escobar, Jennifer Vanessa (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-10)
      From its role in the fur trade in the 17th century to the multicultural city that it is today, the City of Toronto has evolved significantly over time. This thesis attempted to build a container to recognize the city’s ...

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