Date of Award
Master of Architecture
Earl E Pearson
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Campbell, Aaron Patrick, "Perceptions Through Architecture-Its Role in Creating a Healthy, Socially Interactive, and Safe South Memphis" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 72.