Essays about: "placemaking"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 44 essays containing the word placemaking.

  1. 1. Attractive rural living : a future vision for Hjalteyri village in North Iceland

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Anna Kristín Guðmundsdóttir; [2021]
    Keywords : rural living; villages; attractions; public spaces; placemaking; landscape architecture; urban design; landscape identity;

    Abstract : In an era of rapid urbanisation, rural settlements are becoming more fragile to population decline and other coinciding factors. The restrictions following the Covid-19 Pandemic have demonstrated that now there are more possibilities for remote work than before. READ MORE

  2. 2. Balco(n)vid-19 : The use and the importance of balconies before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

    University essay from KTH/Urbana och regionala studier

    Author : Michaela Loukia Litsardaki; [2021]
    Keywords : balconies; coronavirus; pandemic; public space; collective initiatives;

    Abstract : To mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, unthinkable restrictions and measures were enforced. In a few weeks’ time, the greatest part of the global population went under strict lockdown policies. In this new reality, Italians took advantage of their balconies and started engaging in collective actions of communal and national solidarity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Playing with Public Space : Engaging Residents in a Playful Co-creation Process to Change their Neighbourhood

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Nicole Arthur Cabrera; [2021]
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    Abstract : I would like to open this thesis by asking the reader to reflect on the following questions regarding the urban space they live in or transit through often: How are these spaces designed? Do residents or inhabitants influence the design of these spaces? In many cities around the world we are witnessing an increased interest from the top management in including inhabitants in their planning and design schemes, yet there seems to be a problem. The way to do this remains top-down in the great majority of cases, meaning that the role of the user of space is clearly differentiated from the expert (urban planner, designer, architect), who tends to consult residents rather than include them as equals in the processes of modifying space. READ MORE

  4. 4. The gatekeepers of Moroccan cultural heritage : Amazigh women and the status quo

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och industriell teknik

    Author : Madisson Macdonald; [2021]
    Keywords : Berber women; Berber carpet weaving; cultural heritage preservation; rural gender norms; nomadic tourism; placemaking; authenticity; sustainable destination development;

    Abstract : This study aims to determine the role of Amazigh/Berber women in maintaining and preserving the cultural heritage of their people through carpet weaving, as well as how this tradition contributes to gender norms and tourism in rural Morocco. The research method consisted of conducting semi-structured interviews and a literature review of intangible cultural heritage preservation, traditional gender norms in rural areas, and nomadic tourism theories. READ MORE

  5. 5. LEARNING FROM VILA VALENTE: REDEFINING THE ROLE OF THE ARCHITECT

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : Hana Shibu; [2021]
    Keywords : spirit of place; lived space; integrated perspective; evolving sequence; dynamic process; community; placemaking; alive; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : In response to Loures Municipal Council’s recent proposal for redeveloping the Vila Valente Quarter of Moscavide, an area in urgent need of intervention, by demolishing, starting from scratch and relocating its vulnerable residents, this thesis challenges our responsibilities as architects when it comes to community development, especially with respect to the marginalised in society. We understand that in Henri Lefebvre’s ‘conceived space’ (Lefebvre, 1991) an architect’s work consists of abstract concepts and exclusive codes. READ MORE