Cultivating Connection: Strategies for Continuity in Baltimore CIty
Du Puy, Karl
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This thesis examines options for a site in Baltimore City that could benefit from better physical and social connectedness. Baltimore is uniquely positioned to re-evaluate its urban design strategies and apply new concepts for inclusion of green infrastructure. North Avenue has been slated as an important link in the Baltimore Green Network Plan, and offers an opportunity to strengthen networks of existing amenities, improving community connection in doing so. The thesis proposes interventions at three scales: diagrammatic, dimensional, and detail scale. At the diagrammatic scale, this thesis explores and critiques the urban context. At the dimensional scale, it proposes bridges and park to improve access to existing larger networks. At the detail scale, this thesis introduces program for improved social engagement. The resulting thesis incorporates and builds upon networks to promote the health, wellness, and connectivity of residents and site.