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Regrowing Community by Reappropriating Built History: Adaptive Reuse of the Hahne's Department Store in Newark, NJ.

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dc.contributor.author Bryant, Michelle Alixanne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-12T11:46:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-12T11:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13349
dc.description.abstract Newark, New Jersey has endured large scale depopulation from 1930 through to 2000. Today the urban core of this city suffers from great social and cultural segregation between residents and daytime visiting populations who work in the city. To be reclaimed as a residential zone, the downtown core needs spaces that foster community interaction and growth. An opportunely sited, mixed-use community centre that encourages spontaneous encounters by cross-programming spaces and events could provide a safe place for residents to start reasserting neighbourhood ownership. By reclaiming the historically important, yet long empty, Hahne and Co. department store, the centre would acknowledge the homegrown success and decline of Newark’s past while turning the building into a supporting structure for the community to use in building a new future together. This thesis explores issues of adaptive re-use, programmatic diversity, community centre design and urban renewal. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject adaptive reuse en_US
dc.subject community centre en_US
dc.subject programmatic diversity en_US
dc.subject urban renewal en_US
dc.title Regrowing Community by Reappropriating Built History: Adaptive Reuse of the Hahne's Department Store in Newark, NJ. en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-03-22
dc.contributor.department School of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Terrance Galvin en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Steve Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Graeme Duffus en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Christine Macy en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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