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dc.contributor.authorUpchurch, Meredithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:09Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-15en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05162006-144910en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32859
dc.description.abstractCities are facing environmental crises like never before, with problems of excess water runoff, degraded water quality, air pollution, and energy use reaching critical levels. The development of urban areas and the built environment is the primary cause of these problems and the built environment needs to be a part of the solution. This design thesis project produces a prototype design for the Urban EcoHousing development on a city block in Alexandria, Virginia. Design goals for the project connect the â Ecological Services of the Urban Landscapeâ to the â Rights of the Urban EcoHousing Residentâ to create livable green spaces that can serve ecological functions and give the residents spaces to use. A comparison study with a conventional housing development at the same location illustrates that ecohousing can meet the requirements of the conventional development while providing superior results for the residents and the environment.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartupchurch_lar_thesis.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.subjectdesign for sun and winden_US
dc.subjectimpervious surfaceen_US
dc.subjecturban forestryen_US
dc.subjecturban landscapeen_US
dc.subjectecological servicesen_US
dc.subjectlow impact developmenten_US
dc.subjecturban housingen_US
dc.subjectgreen roofen_US
dc.titleGreen Infrastructure: The Landscape of Urban EcoHousingen_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.committeechairBork, Dean R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Gary R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYglesias, Caren L.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05162006-144910/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-07-11
dc.date.adate2006-07-11en_US


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