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dc.contributor.authorD'Andrea, David
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-08T16:26:11Z
dc.date.available2016-04-08T16:26:11Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/71399
dc.description.abstractAs water scarcity has become one of the most important environmental and social issues of the 21st century, the way cities and the built environment interact with water must be reconsidered. A worldwide reliance on groundwater has stressed the fossil resource to its limits of use. As a result, there is an urgent search occurring for a new source of water supply yet there has been little research done exploring the potentials of stormwater reuse. Architecture can play a vital role in creating a more efficient and sustainable urban water system, while increasing the public awareness of issues related to the water cycle. Physical and technical constraints of stormwater infrastructure, such as gravity and topography, limit the siting of a stormwater reuse facility to existing dense urban areas in order to avoid pumping across vast distances. Havana, Cuba provides an excellent test city to explore water related projects due to its isolated closed loop system of supply and use. This thesis will explore the idea of using architectural works as hubs in the hydrological cycle, allowing people to access rain water harvested from traditional stormwater infrastructure, creating a more socially equitable system of water conveyance.en_US
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dc.subjectwater supplyen_US
dc.subjectpotable reuse
dc.subjectstormwater
dc.subjectarchitecture
dc.subjectsocio-spatial
dc.titleClosing the Loop: Restoring the Hydrologic Cycle Through Architectureen_US
dc.date.defence2016-03-23
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerAnne Cormieren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSarah Bonnemaisonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerCristina Verissimoen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorSusan Fitzgeralden_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
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