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POWERSTRUCTURES : the urban form of regulations

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dc.contributor.advisor Brent Ryan. en_US Noyman, Ariel en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. en_US 2015-10-14T15:04:21Z 2015-10-14T15:04:21Z 2015 en_US 2015 en_US
dc.description Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2015. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-236). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to explore the relationship between urban form and law, regulation and policy in the built environment. It depicts the roots, the necessity and exponential growth of regulations across the urbanized world and portrays their effects on urban design and architecture. Through several contemporary case studies, this thesis investigates the power and flux of regulation on the formation of modern cities. It focuses on the hidden mechanisms that construct or dissemble cities, setting the argument for lawmaking as an act of design. Moreover, this thesis depict the design, deployment and operation of a Tangible Regulation Platform, a physical-technological apparatus made for the distilment of regulations. The platform is set to exemplify the effects of regulations on a designated territory, allowing planners, designers, stakeholders and community members a common ground for discussion and decision making. An accessible and self-explanatory tool, this platform illustrates the relationship between urban form and regulations, offering a seamless and transparent process of regulation-based urban design. Lastly, projecting on the foreseen future of law and urbanism, this thesis proposes an alternative data and performance-based approach for the making of new regulations. Beyond excelling the processes of design under regulations, this platform and other new tools are offered to help facilitate a discussion on the way future regulations will be devised, improving both the design processes and their final outcome. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Ariel Noyman. en_US
dc.format.extent 237, 1 unnumbered pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title POWERSTRUCTURES : the urban form of regulations en_US
dc.title.alternative Power structures en_US
dc.title.alternative Urban form of regulations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 922927272 en_US

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