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dc.contributor.authorGilmore, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-06T13:32:03Z
dc.date.available2018-04-06T13:32:03Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73843
dc.descriptionThis thesis explores architectural principles for psychological well-being or eudaimonia, specifically through the design of public urban space.en_US
dc.description.abstractEmerging cross-disciplinary research between psychology, neuroscience and architecture is informing perspectives on urbanism and the built environment. Better understandings of ‘happiness’ and its measurement have given us the ability to determine that urban dwellers are less happy than their rural counterparts, a phenomenon dubbed the Urban-Rural Happiness Gradient. Given the global trend towards urbanism, this thesis asks what aspects of the urban built environment could be contributing to this phenomenon. A survey of findings across multiple fields are amalgamated and organized into a cognitive framework that defines a set of architectural principles for the design of urban public space. A multi-use, acupuncturist-style design proposal along Gottingen St in Halifax, NS tests the implications of these principles at multiple physical and social scales.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectPublic architectureen_US
dc.subjectHalifax (N.S.)en_US
dc.subjectPsychological Well-Beingen_US
dc.subjectEvidence-based designen_US
dc.subjectCommunity gardenen_US
dc.subjectPublic marketen_US
dc.subjectEudaimoniaen_US
dc.titleThe Eudemonic City: Architectural Principles for Urban Well-Bringen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-03-19
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerAnne Cormieren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerChristine Macyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorCristina Verissimoen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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