Author(s)Wit, Andrew John
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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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.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2009.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-108).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology