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dc.contributor.authorDavidson, Kyleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:50Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:50Z
dc.date.issued2006-04-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05092006-155844en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32431
dc.description.abstractThe suburban landscape is a landscape of opportunity. Historically, the suburban landscape has been a desirable place for living. Because it demands the use of automobiles, it is also a landscape undesirable for pedestrians. Optimistically, through principles of New Urbanism, walkability, and mass transportation via light rail, there is an opportunity to transform the auto dominated suburban landscape into one that promotes walkability. Located in the suburbs of Alexandria, Virginia, an atypical intersection is analyzed for its characteristics of walkability. This intersection consists of several major roads converging to create a location overly dominated by busy roads and automobiles. Though there are accommodations that signify this intersection is also a place for pedestrians, a walkability checklist and a walkability study prove otherwise. The author investigates transforming this otherwise unwalkable landscape into one that promotes walkability by providing a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for suburban pedestrians. Design intentions are focused on preserving much of the existing land use and not re-developing suburbia into a new urban center. Yet, through using new urbanist principles for walkability, there is the opportunity to create a new suburban center.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartETD_Revision.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.subjectPODen_US
dc.subjectLight Railen_US
dc.subjectWalkabilityen_US
dc.subjectTODen_US
dc.subjectSuburban Landscapeen_US
dc.subjectNew Urbanismen_US
dc.titleDesigning a Walkable Suburban Landscape: New Urbanism and Light Rail as Methodologiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBork, Dean R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Benjamin C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKaten, Brian F.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05092006-155844/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-09en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-08-09
dc.date.adate2006-08-09en_US


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