Detroit Transit Center: Revitalizing the Post Industrial City Through Mobility
De Jongh, Jeshua
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M. Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130).
"The modern day city of Detroit is characterized by depopulation and the subsequent devastation that inevitably follows. The dramatic urban decay of the city is linked to a variety of factors. These factors are not simply a series of concurrent problems that can be systematically addressed in isolated countermeasures. Rather, they create a synergistic entanglement. The complexity of the circumstances calls for an equally complex solution. A holistic strategy is required to simultaneously combat each of the issues interwoven with the city of Detroit. Furthermore, an effective approach must identify and address the roots of the problems as opposed to merely the manifestations of them. This Thesis seeks to provide such a solution through the use of transit facilitated connection in order to patch the fragmented city socially, economically, and environmentally."
Keywords: revitalization, transit, transportation, adaptive reuse, Detroit, post-industrial city, Rust Belt, Michigan Central Station
CHAIR: Ngo, Huy Sinh
PDF (130 pages): illustrations (chiefly color), plans
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