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Title:
Reside... commute... visit... reintegrating defined communal place amongst those who engage with Tampa's built environment
Creator:
Suarez, Matthew D
Place of Publication:
[Tampa, Fla]
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University of South Florida
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English

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Placemaking
Integrated district center
Transit
Mixed-use
USF
Dissertations, Academic -- Architecture & Community Design -- Masters -- USF ( lcsh )
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non-fiction ( marcgt )

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ABSTRACT: The phenomenon of place has always been a key issue of inquiry throughout theoretical discourse in relation to architecture and urban planning. To comprehend such a phenomenon, one must begin to understand how to concretize the factors that can be used to create such a meaningful environment. With respect to such a topic, what becomes of interest are the four primary elements that come together to illustrate how the structure and spirit of place are defined. Space, character, orientation, and identification are the elements that begin to provide such a definition. Ever since the end of the Second World War, American development patterns have been unaccommodating in an effort to cultivate place within our society. The trends in mainstream suburban retail and residential development along with unorganized zoning practices have all but ceased this phenomenon from occurring.Such behavior has taken the once genuine, collective, unifying concept of the main-street, and has splintered it into independent development patterns which are disorganized and disjointed. In light of this plaguing issue, suburban communities in today's society lack elements that foster identity and character, therefore stifling place from being created. This thesis will begin by exploring the place theory according to Christian Norberg-Schulz, providing an understanding of how the primary elements of place culminate to define its spirit and structure, and the study of the types of neighborhoods that possess and lack a sense of place and the means by which they do so. These efforts will ultimately work to establish a framework on how a sense of place can be reintroduced within today's society.The findings of this thesis will ultimately culminate in a project which will bring together prominent, fragmented developments that currently sit in a disorganized and disoriented portion of Tampa. Such developments have been burdened by isolation rather than be welcomed through integration. The vehicle used to unify these fragments will be a communal and shared place of transition, also known as an integrated district center, designed to accommodate those who reside, commute, and visit. This center will also work to illustrate the area as a defined place. It is only by means of coming in contact with methods that define and curtail place to seek the way in which it needs to be restored. In doing so, society shall grant a person pride to reside, reason to commute, and interest to visit.
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Thesis (M.Arch.)--University of South Florida, 2008.
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Document formatted into pages; contains 107 pages.
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by Matthew Suarez.

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table of contents i 4 5 5 6 Identity Identity 44 44 46 Land Use 54 54 55 History

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64 eco.WALK Common.

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Importance of Study Goals of Study

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2

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4 Overview

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5 Norberg-Schulzs Theory of Place Question of Inquiry and Hypothesis

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6 Structure of Place

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4:00 pm 2:00 pm 8:00 am 10:00 am 12:00 pm 8:00 pm

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Spirit of Place

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Conclusion

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Overview

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Space tion. Question of Inquiry and Hypothesis

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Character

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public semi-public semi-private private private

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Identity

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Orientation

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orientation. Conclusion

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Overview

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Space Question of Inquiry and Hypothesis

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trian. Character 2 1 1 2

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Identity

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Orientation

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Conclusion

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Overview

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44 Macro Level General Analysis of the Site

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45 County.

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46 Micro Level

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ties.

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46 Transportation

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Rail

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Bus

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is 46 nd st Vehicular

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54 Land Use Context Land Use Analysis of Context and Site site.

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55 Land Use Site

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2 1 11 12 56 1 2 1 11 12 12 Retain

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Hunting Preserve History

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Strengths Circulation system Economic Circulation Economic nd SWOT Analysis

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Circulation Economic Threats Circulation Economic

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65 Common. Overview

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Master Plan 66 design. The University Common

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Discovery Blvd. Common Dr. Bulls Ave. 2 1 11 12 L. Collins Pkwy. Common Dr. Bulls Ave. L. Collins Pkwy.

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round it. Districts

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The Bulls District

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identity.

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The Busch District eco.WALK eco.WALK

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eco.WALK

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District Connectors

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mon.

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Common.

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Overview

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District Overview The Bulls District

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the university common bulls junction west end the university common Fowler Ave. L. Collins Pkwy. Bulls Ave. Fowler Ave. Bulls Ave. Magnolia Dr. Maple Dr. district detail east end

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District Detail

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District Conditions

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street.

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and orientation.

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A Pattern Language Towns.Buildings.Construction LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature The Geography of Nowhere The Rise and Decline of Americas Man-Made Landscape Ybor City: The Making of a Landmark Town The Immigrant World of Ybor City: Italians and Their Latin Neighbors in Tampa, 1885-1985 The Phenomenon of Place

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Suburban Nation:The Rise of Sprawl and the Decilne of the American Dream Poetry, Language, Thought Jon Jerde in Japan: Designing the Spaces Between Great Streets The Death and Life of Great American Cities Suburban Transformations The Image of the City A History of Busch Gardens Public Lifestyle in the Low-Density City, Architectural Design Cities of Dispersal Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design


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