Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Michael D Hagge
Pamela J Hurley
Charles A Santo
Many people living in the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area(MSA) rely on private passenger automobiles as the primary meansof transportation. Utilizing public transportation is viewed unfavorablyby Mid-Southerners, for reasons ranging from unreliable public transit(e.g., failure to maintain schedules and serve important employmentcenters) to the social perceptions of transit users (low income, minority,uneducated and dangerous).This thesis will explore how architecture can play a role inchanging the negative perception Memphians have of the masstransit system, and its riders, by enhancing the personal experienceof users and improving interaction among various groups of people.The foundation of this thesis is based on review of projects thatinvolve transportation facilities and mechanisms that encourage useof alternative modes of transporation. This thesis will serve as a modelfor socially responsible design that can have a positive impact on thebuilt environment.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Burse, Gene Charles, "Architecture That Affects Human Behavior: Rethinking Memphis Transit Facilities" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1423.