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Design Solutions for Underused Lands: A Human-Centered Approach to Create Inclusive and Vibrant Neighbourhoods

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • This thesis sought to propose new design solutions for public spaces that are not actively used during different times of the week and year, which would be beneficial for both residents and visitors. Interviews, surveys, and focus groups helped me determine the needs of individuals living in the studied area, 103 St north of Whyte Avenue, as well as visitors. Combining primary research with additional secondary research, I designed a new layout of space to replace the existing one. To do this, first I investigated the current situation of the land; second, identified expectations and needs of user groups; and third, proposed and employed strategies based on the potentials and strengths of the land. Through site observations and surveys conducted with people using the property, I tried to learn how these places are designed, perceived, and used, while also gaining insights into people's expectations of the land and its potentials. This research attempted to answer the question of how the design of unused land can influence the inclusivity and vibrancy of an area.

  • Date created
    2019-09-05
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  • Type of Item
    Research Material
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-92gb-8758
  • License
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International