Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6591

Author

Jeevan Thapa

Date

2020

Date of Award

6-17-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Concentration

Architecture

Committee Chair

Jennifer Lynn Barker

Committee Member

Jennifer Leigh Thompson

Committee Member

Jacob Davis

Abstract

This thesis engages with the issue of homelessness in the city of Memphis. It manifests a realization that the solution to the problem of homelessness is not just providing necessary facilities (to include emergency, transitional, and permanent shelters). Rather, the challenge is to empower and encourage those in homelessness so that social relationships can be strengthened. This thesis proposes an architectural typology for a common place that can inspire social change. It not only serves as a hub for a large network of support, but also encourages social mixing as a platform against segregation, stigma, and exclusion. This is accomplished through a sustainable urban renewal process that includes the economic, environmental, and social redevelopment of a neglected urban neighborhood.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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