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dc.contributor.authorDougherty, Danaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:08Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:08Z
dc.date.issued2006-03-22en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05052006-135933en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32225
dc.description.abstractCertain urban public spaces seem to embody the cities in which they are found, helping to make those cities the vibrant places they are. This project explores how urban public spaces can be created to reflect the vitality of the city by embracing the culture and the people who reside in it. Through literature review and case studies, a framework is developed focusing on the areas of identity and use in the design of public spaces. Identity is looked at in terms of place attachment, spatial identity, and how surrounding uses affect the identity of a space. Use is explored in terms of designing a public space to encourage a diversity of uses at different times. Identity and use are inevitably linked: much of a spaceâ s identity depends on the uses that take place there and whether or not the space meets the needs of its users. In the same way, a space will not be used unless potential users can identify with it and feel a connection to it. A design project is carried out in an urban neighborhood based on this framework to create a space that is connected to its users and its city.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartbookfinal2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectdiversity of useen_US
dc.subjectplace attachmenten_US
dc.subjectcultural identityen_US
dc.subjecturban public spaceen_US
dc.titleEmbodying the City: Identity and Use in Urban Public Spaceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJacobson, Wendy R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClements, Terry L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYglesias, Caren L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05052006-135933/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-06-15
dc.date.adate2006-06-15en_US


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