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Compact Living: Rethinking Calgary's Laneways

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dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-21T16:53:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-21T16:53:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15542
dc.description.abstract Through architectural design, this investigation explores a strategy for defining the back alley as a new place of community and dwelling. The study considers ideas to design living spaces that offer amenities in a compact form as well as the creation of meaningful public and private spaces within the context of existing Calgary, Alberta, Canada neighborhoods. This thesis examines and evaluates ideas for the adaptation of patterns of existing communities to allow an increase in density to accommodate a diverse scope of families, life styles, income quintiles and utilization. The focus of the study is on small units of incremental change at a scale which can be undertaken by the individual homeowner or contractor. This study believes that it is in this spectrum that some of the most powerful and effective changes can be made in the urban fabric. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Laneways en_US
dc.subject Calgary en_US
dc.subject Urban Planning en_US
dc.subject Density en_US
dc.subject Alley en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject dwelling en_US
dc.title Compact Living: Rethinking Calgary's Laneways en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-07-10
dc.contributor.department School of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Peter Sassenroth en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Stephen Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Robert Collins en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Roland Hudson 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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