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dc.contributor.advisor Alexander D'Hooghe. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wit, Andrew John en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-24T20:47:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-24T20:47:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/46799
dc.description Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2009. en_US
dc.description This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-108). en_US
dc.description.abstract As global populations continue toward higher levels of urban densification, sprawl has caused the United States to reach an un-sustainability low level of population density. The past six decades of sub-urbanization have left many city centers underpopulated and heavily trafficked as workers no longer live within the cities center themselves. Feeding off the growing vehicular demand; pollution, traffic, and wasted resources have become growing problems created by these larger commuting distances. By utilizing architecture and urbanism this thesis will attempt to reintroduce urban density to the United States. But no longer through traditional means of urban densification. Examining the problem within different realms of scale: the nation as a whole, specific urbanities, as well as at the scale of architecture, above reproach aims not to aid in the redensification of existing urban areas. Rather, it attempts to reutilize suburban roadway infrastructure in a way which helps to create to new areas of poly centric density within American suburbia. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Andrew John Wit. en_US
dc.format.extent 109 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Above reproach en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Arch. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 429899114 en_US


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