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dc.contributor.authorSwirsky, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T12:45:58Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T12:45:58Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76283
dc.description.abstractThe adoption of autonomous vehicles and the integration of an internet-based general purpose technology platform into urban environments will catalyze the formation of a new system of automobility in the 21st century, subsequently necessitating the development of supporting architectural infrastructures. Using the City of Vancouver’s transportation and planning mandate and present trends in urban planning as a framework, a scenario is generated for Vancouver, BC that re-imagines its downtown peninsula as a pedestrianized public realm serviced by autonomous vehicles via key routes. The new urban transportation model is supported by a system of intelligent, networked inter-system/modal hubs known as “Hives.” This thesis specifically explores the potential of the Hive system as an integrated architectural-infrastructure that combines transportation, distribution, commercial and public activities into a modular, multi-scalar flow management structure capable of evolving, expanding and contracting as technological, economic and social conditions change through time.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAutomobilityen_US
dc.subjectAutonomous Vehicleen_US
dc.subjectInfrastructureen_US
dc.subjectTransportation Systemen_US
dc.subjectHiveen_US
dc.titleHive Mind: The City in the Age of the Autonomous Automobileen_US
dc.date.defence2019-07-04
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerMaría Arquero de Alarcónen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerTed Cavanaghen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorCatherine Venarten_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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