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Between campus and city : the transformation of MIT's campus

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dc.contributor.advisor Michael Dennis. en_US Tian, Xin, 1977- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ma en_US 2012-04-26T18:47:18Z 2012-04-26T18:47:18Z 2003 en_US 2003 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2003. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-104). en_US
dc.description.abstract The urban campus will not be an isolated enclave in the future. The quality and vitality of the campus will affect and be influenced by the character of the surrounding neighborhoods. Therefore, it is significant to enhance the relationship of the campus with the surrounding community to create a vital, diverse, and attractive environment. This thesis proposes transitional urban campus boundaries as a future form of the educational environment that contributes to shaping an attractive physical setting for the university, fostering neighborhood amenities and enhancing the relationship between them. The interpretation of this concept is explored through the design exercise in transforming MIT's campus boundaries into transitional boundaries. It addresses the potentials for future redevelopment and transit development as a revitalization mechanism. A series of relevant planning strategies and urban design guidelines will be set up to achieve the design goal. This study is a qualitative evaluation of the urban form that is best suited for a successful transitional boundary between city and campus. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Xin Tian. en_US
dc.format.extent 104 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
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Between campus and city : the transformation of MIT's campus en_US
dc.title.alternative Transformation of MIT's campus en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 53129409 en_US

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