Decoding Urban Space - A study of practice and applied theory

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Irina Mihaela Totolici
This project is an exploration of the practice of planning and development of urban spaces and in the way planning and design theories are applied to our cities.
The project has its roots in the disconnect we sometimes see between what was planned and what was built, as well as the question of what makes an urban space work well. The project’s point of departure is the urban development process, the role t hat urban space has in this process, and the factors that ultimately shape and dictate the fate of urban spaces.
The research in this paper is practice based, both in the investigative part of the project, and in the planning and design theories chosen in the grounding part of this project. The case studies test the way theory is applied to the city. The last part of the project exposes a few ideas that should be remembered when planning and designing urban spaces.
Last but not least, this project is a testament to the need for the relationship between the planning and urban design/landscape architecture professions to shift from being collaborative to becoming a symbiosis.
SpecialisationLand Management
LanguageEnglish
Publication date4 Jun 2019
Number of pages109
ID: 305110959