NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN: RESPONSE TO MEGALOPOLIS
The project focuses on the urban and societal conditions of today and realigning our environs more effectively to the manner in which we live. The neighborhood was hypothesized to become the cellular structure for a metropolitan region, replacing cities as the base unit. Rather, it is within the local neighborhood in which people identify with and utilize nearby parks, grocery stores, and churches. Design methodology for the neighborhood was derived from various urban design literature through the last 100 years, comparing overlapping principles, and implementing them into a neighborhood designed to withstand degradation. The first focus involved concentrating on public transportation systems and obtaining a means to integrate a system the fast paced American culture. The second phase involved the design of the idealized template, devoid of existing structures. Finally, the process was tested in Blue Ash, a first-ring suburb in the Cincinnati MSA, situated in the midst of rapid growth that will soon connect Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:urban design sprawl blue ash megalopolis city suburbs pedestrian neighborhood
Date of Publication:01/01/2005