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Open Access Thesis

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Landscape Architecture

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Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

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With rapid urban sprawl, comes new challenges to the trends in urbanization. The recent trends in urban development bring urban systems and urban experiences into daily contact with natural habitats. So, it is extremely important to consider natural systems in play while designing for an Urban ecosystem, which is one of the principles of Landscape Urbanism. It is a design practice that intervenes Natural landscape and habitation to form an integrative systems approach. This thesis is built upon approaching an urban riverfront development project through the perspective of Landscape Urbanism. It aims at developing design strategies for the ecological restoration of River Tapi and an environmentally efficient riverfront.

The site context is carefully studied and analyzed through literature review, history, mapping analysis, public survey, on-site observation, and activity mapping. The complex concerns that emerge out of context study are strategically organized as a system of categories. Building upon these categories is design interventions to combat those. These interventions are then validated through a prototype site design which can be used as a module to further rejuvenate River Tapi and develop the riverfront.


First Advisor

Carey Clouse

Second Advisor

Samantha Solano

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