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dc.contributor.advisorEdward Robbins.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCamargo, Elizabeth Gusen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.coverage.spatiale-it--- n-us-ma e-uk-enen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-02T15:21:05Z
dc.date.available2012-07-02T15:21:05Z
dc.date.copyright1985en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/71365
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1985.en_US
dc.descriptionMICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 46-47).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is about lively urban spaces and their distinctive characteristics. Its objective is to look at the various aspects responsible for the dynamic atmosphere of such environments, identifying the role played by their physical configuration within this context. It recommends the inclusion of a historical approach in the analysis of urban spaces. since the studies so far conducted have primarily focused on their physical aspects without providing very successful results. The possible contributions of the historical approach are examined in the investigation of three squares well-known for their liveliness and attractive power: Piazza Navona (Rome. Italy), Harvard Square (Cambridge, U.S.A.) and Piccadilly Circus (London. England). Based on a historical review, the main aspects influencing the character of the squares are grouped into three categories: form, use and relation to the city. These categories, nevertheless. are not relevant when considered independently, because they assume a meaningful role only through their participation in a set of tight relationships. The study also explores the situations of change experienced by the squares. since the historical perspective has unveiled the fact that changes have always affected their formal. functional and contextual characteristics. while being intended to preserve their lively atmosphere.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Elizabeth Gus Camargo.en_US
dc.format.extent47 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titlePiazza Navona, Harvard Square, Piccadilly Circus : a study about morphology and useen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc13172688en_US


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