Advanced search options

Advanced Search Options 🞨

Browse by author name (“Author name starts with…”).

Find ETDs with:

in
/  
in
/  
in
/  
in

Written in Published in Earliest date Latest date

Sorted by

Results per page:

Sorted by: relevance · author · university · dateNew search

You searched for subject:(experimental urbanism). Showing records 1 – 2 of 2 total matches.

Search Limiters

Last 2 Years | English Only

No search limiters apply to these results.

▼ Search Limiters


University of Southern California

1. Abad Ocubillo, Robin. Experimenting with the margin: parklets and plazas as catalysts in community and government.

Degree: Master of Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architecture, 2012, University of Southern California

Two related typologies of small-scale, experimental urban design have emerged in recent years as a synthesis of community action and progressive governmental experimentation: the Parklet and the Pedestrian Plaza. The Parklet occupies curbside parking spaces while the Pedestrian Plaza reclaims excess roadway, often at irregular intersections. While the typologies differ in physical form, both emerge from a common thrust of experimental action redressing the urban fabric and environment. Together, these two typologies – and the city programs created to facilitate their implementation – begin to define a process of Heuristic Urbanism: a collaborative practice that engages urban design through provisional programs and projects that are continually self-evaluating. This thesis illustrates how the Heuristic Urbanism of Parklets and Pedestrian Plazas necessitates innovation within city government through the assimilation of grassroots initiatives. ❧ A literature review outlines the theoretical and practical contexts from which Heuristic Urbanism emerges; suggests the evolutionary heritage of Parklets and Pedestrian Plazas; and examines the range of assumptions, expectations, and outcomes engendered by the new typologies and their relatives. The thesis then leverages interviews with over 65 individual stakeholders from government, advocacy groups, design and business communities in four California cities which are in various stages of advancing Parklet and Pedestrian Plaza programs. ❧ The findings outline the evolution of Heuristic Urbanism in California, critiquing the modes by which its contributing programs are initiated and implemented; conditions for viable projects; and the observed and anticipated impacts of those programs and projects. ❧ By profiling four case cities where urban design experiments are being institutionalized from grassroots actions into sanctioned planning objectives, the thesis develops a narrative of how this Heuristic Urbanism is being disseminated throughout California. While the study identifies some elemental commonalities across all four cities, it also reveals a great variation in the respective processes of each, illustrating how the process of Heuristic Urbanism adapts in unique contexts. ❧ The discussion then moves from overarching examination of program development to circumstances at the site and neighborhood scale; identifying common physical and social conditions as pre-requisites for Parklet and Plaza viability. This set of conditions is generated from stakeholder interviews and correlated with the literature review. Here the thesis articulates a coherent practical framework for evaluating future potential sites of intervention; engaging the dialectic between action, research, analysis, and refinement that characterizes Heuristic Urbanism. ❧ The study concludes with a discussion on the long-term implications of Heuristic Urbanism for urban design and planning practice. Significant and recurring themes emerge from the interviews; defining a territory which addresses public-private… Advisors/Committee Members: Berney, Rachel (Committee Chair), Harris, Robert S. (Committee Member), Pastucha, Simon (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: urban design; urban planning; landscape architecture; experimental urbanism; heuristic urbanism

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Abad Ocubillo, R. (2012). Experimenting with the margin: parklets and plazas as catalysts in community and government. (Masters Thesis). University of Southern California. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/89034/rec/2635

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Abad Ocubillo, Robin. “Experimenting with the margin: parklets and plazas as catalysts in community and government.” 2012. Masters Thesis, University of Southern California. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/89034/rec/2635.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Abad Ocubillo, Robin. “Experimenting with the margin: parklets and plazas as catalysts in community and government.” 2012. Web. 22 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Abad Ocubillo R. Experimenting with the margin: parklets and plazas as catalysts in community and government. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Southern California; 2012. [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/89034/rec/2635.

Council of Science Editors:

Abad Ocubillo R. Experimenting with the margin: parklets and plazas as catalysts in community and government. [Masters Thesis]. University of Southern California; 2012. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/89034/rec/2635

2. Delprat, Etienne. Architectures expérimentales : penser et agir une pratique située (généalogie, contexte et éléments théoriques) : l'expérience de YA+K : Experimental architecture : think and made a situated practice (genealogy, context and theorical propositions) : experience of YA+K.

Degree: Docteur es, Arts et sciences de l'art, 2017, Paris 1

L’enjeu de cette thèse porte sur la théorisation d’une conception de la pratique architecturale que l’on propose de définir par sa valeur expérimentale et son approche située. À cette catégorisation s’associe une manière autre de faire projet partagée aujourd’hui par de nombreux praticiens oscillant entre champs disciplinaires, formats et supports de travail. Ceux-ci ne travaillent plus « à distance » et ne suivent plus le processus classique de projet (analyser, concevoir puis construire des objets). Ils s’immergent et travaillent avec, pour et sur un contexte qu’ils «mettent au travail» par leurs actions et productions. Ce travail de recherche invite, «depuis l’intérieur» d’une pratique et d’une expérience, à lire et analyser autrement ces pratiques qui redéfinissent les méthodes et formats classiques de l’architecture ; puis, dans une visée plus opératoire, de penser la démarche de projet qui s’associe à ces approches fondant une culture du projet singulière. Cette thèse prend comme point de départ une pratique collective, celle de YA+K, structure que j’ai participé à cofonder. Ancrant ma réflexion dans la pratique, je commence par développer le récit-critique d’un corpus de projets qu’a réalisés YA+K (installations, résidences et workshops) ce qui permet d’esquisser un certain nombre d’entrées et de questionnements qui structurent la suite de la recherche. Dans un second temps, je tente de situer notre approche dans une généalogie de pratiques et de praticiens. Ensuite, pour réinscrire cet héritage dans une contemporanéité et l’actualité d’une discipline et d’une profession, j’identifie plusieurs enjeux majeurs contemporains qui touchent l’architecture — les évolutions des villes, le rapport aux techniques et la fragilisation d’une discipline et d’une profession — et qui composent son contexte de développement actuel. À chacune de ces entrées, j’associe une réflexion théorique introduisant plusieurs entrées de lecture ainsi que trois axes de réflexion majeurs : penser et travailler la condition urbaine au travers du concept d’urbanisme intermédiaire, penser un rapport aux technologies fondé sur les valeurs et conception du Do It Yourself et enfin la nécessité de repenser la démarche de projet au regard de la crise actuelle que connaît la discipline architecturale. Enfin, nourri de ces trois temps réflexifs, j’élabore trois propositions théoriques proposant de penser autrement la démarche de projet : penser le site(s) et non le contexte, par l’étude du workshop appréhender autrement le processus de projet et ces ruptures classiques (entre penser et faire notamment) et enfin tenter de redéfinir la production architecturale en affirmant sa valeur expérimentale et ses formats multiples.

This thesis aims to develop a new conception of architectural practice defined by its experimental value and an in situ approach. At the same time, practitioners from various fields whose work is based on different working formats share a new way to conceive of ‘the project’. They no longer work remotely following the traditional…

Advisors/Committee Members: Kisseleva, Olga (thesis director).

Subjects/Keywords: Architectures expérimentales; Théorie architecturale; Do it yourself; Urbanisme intermédiaire; Experimental architecture; Do It Yourself; Intermediary urbanism; 700

Record DetailsSimilar RecordsGoogle PlusoneFacebookTwitterCiteULikeMendeleyreddit

APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Delprat, E. (2017). Architectures expérimentales : penser et agir une pratique située (généalogie, contexte et éléments théoriques) : l'expérience de YA+K : Experimental architecture : think and made a situated practice (genealogy, context and theorical propositions) : experience of YA+K. (Doctoral Dissertation). Paris 1. Retrieved from http://www.theses.fr/2017PA01H318

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Delprat, Etienne. “Architectures expérimentales : penser et agir une pratique située (généalogie, contexte et éléments théoriques) : l'expérience de YA+K : Experimental architecture : think and made a situated practice (genealogy, context and theorical propositions) : experience of YA+K.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Paris 1. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://www.theses.fr/2017PA01H318.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Delprat, Etienne. “Architectures expérimentales : penser et agir une pratique située (généalogie, contexte et éléments théoriques) : l'expérience de YA+K : Experimental architecture : think and made a situated practice (genealogy, context and theorical propositions) : experience of YA+K.” 2017. Web. 22 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Delprat E. Architectures expérimentales : penser et agir une pratique située (généalogie, contexte et éléments théoriques) : l'expérience de YA+K : Experimental architecture : think and made a situated practice (genealogy, context and theorical propositions) : experience of YA+K. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Paris 1; 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: http://www.theses.fr/2017PA01H318.

Council of Science Editors:

Delprat E. Architectures expérimentales : penser et agir une pratique située (généalogie, contexte et éléments théoriques) : l'expérience de YA+K : Experimental architecture : think and made a situated practice (genealogy, context and theorical propositions) : experience of YA+K. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Paris 1; 2017. Available from: http://www.theses.fr/2017PA01H318

.