Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

110

Date

2010

Date of Award

7-28-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

Michael Hagge

Committee Member

Kenneth Reardon

Committee Member

Earl E Pearson

Abstract

In today’s society, many urban communities continue to suffer from extreme disinvestment.It is primarily because of this lack of investment that many of our urban centers suffer from negative perceptions and lack the resources needed to live.These communities are often plagued with crime, social isolation, and lack healthy food resources. Also communities such as these are often deteriorated and aesthetically hindered. This trend can be reversed.This thesis will show that creating spaces that promote physical activity and social interaction can change the negative landscape of a community.It will also demonstrate how urban design principles as well as a farmer’s market community district implemented can change the social, mental, and physical state of residents residing in South Memphis. This thesis will reveal that careful planning and architecture can serve as the catalyst for bringing together people and communities.

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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