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Mothers' perceptions of housing space : an analysis of 3 married student housing sites: Eastgate, Westgate and Peabody Terrace
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974)
What is a good housing environment for nurturing, a place where the physical environment reinforces the lives of both parents and child? This thesis looks at three married student housing sites in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ...
The third family : a handbook on group living alternatives for older women.
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977)
Redeveloping or preserving public housing : the future of Columbia Point
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981)
Columbia Point, Boston's largest and most stigmatized public housing project, has been a focal point for public and private. investment strategies to create a new mixed-income residential community. Columbia Point provided ...
Extending the physical and cultural boundaries of affordable housing : a reconfiguration of the Franklin Field Public Housing Development
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
Public housing is in a state of revision. Changes in attitude and approach to housing low-income people, evident in housing reform, are challenging the standard which public housing has come to represent. After years of ...
A study to determine the feasibility of a low income cooperative for the Tenants Development Corporation in the South End of Boston
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979)
Light in the city
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
This thesis focuses on enhancing the awareness of light for the pedestrian,and using light as a way of revealing the structure of the city and its relation to the cosmos. It proposes that aesthetic qualities of light inform ...
The urban design of distributed energy resources
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
Distributed energy resources (DERs) are a considerable research focus for cities to reach emissions reduction goals and meet growing energy demand. DERs, consisting of local power plants and distribution infrastructure, ...
Reinventing the golden age ballpark and the pastoral ideal : a new home for the Boston Red Sox on Fort Point Channel
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996)
Despite of the relationship between the development of the American city, the pastoral ideal (a longing for a more rural and simple past) and the game of baseball, the urban ballpark has been the focus of little attention, ...
Higher occupancy humanism : the trade-offs for encouraging middle income housing in a global city
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
In high density urban areas where the land acquisition and construction cost components are significant relative to total development costs, the market typically supplies a high-income housing product in order to justify ...
Approximate translation : media, narrative, and experience in urban design
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
Approximate translation is developed as a design process through which the place-embedded history of an urban environment can be understood, allowing for better design and intervention in that urban environment. Generally, ...