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dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Brianen_US
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-04T05:34:26Z
dc.date.available2013-07-04T05:34:26Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/14318
dc.description.abstractIn Europe, public squares are outdoor living rooms where people experience vibrant urban life in community with others. Well defined streets and squares work together to create a rich spatial experience for people moving through cities. American cities often lack this strong tradition of public space and experienced serious decline during the mid-20th century. Now as urban populations are increasing, it is time to re-invigorate the public realm of our urban areas. This thesis proposes an enhanced network of public squares in the downtown of Richmond, VA, a typical mid-sized city whose downtown is experiencing a resurgence. Using extensive precedent analysis, the investigation will apply design principles and typological characteristics to three proposed public squares in Richmond. The goals are to create catalysts for new development in the downtown and to encourage a renewed pedestrian experience of the city.en_US
dc.titleThe Revitalization of the American Downtown: A Network of Public Squares in Richmond, Virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPlazasen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPublic Spaceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRichmonden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSquaresen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUrban Designen_US


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