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dc.contributor.advisor Lerup, Lars
dc.creatorFrantom, Wyatt Jacob
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17422
dc.description.abstract The metropolis is governed by a certain internal logic, an ' operating system' that we are often blind; initiated at the command line and materialized through mass mobility. The code for this operating system is realized through both very specific and more esoteric social rules and practices, conventions (local code restrictions, signs and semantics) which encode our motive environment, directing our movement, allowing or more often determining our personal inertia. This operating system has more to do with timing and the interactivity of planned coincidences than with built form. While speculative, this thesis preemptively explores a potential amendment to the jurisdictional constraints between architects and developers, planners and policymakers; seeking a collaborative and comprehensive approach to reconditioning the metropolis by up-cycling our highways for alternate occupation, multiplicity and intermodality. This thesis is both a speculation into one area of the metropolitan 'operating system'---it functions as a precursor to a larger manifesto, an initial attempt to decipher, decode and recode the metropolis. Mobilization of the multi-tasking machine.
dc.format.extent 53 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLandscape architecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Mobilization of the multi-tasking machine: Up-cycling the interstate and defense highways
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Frantom, Wyatt Jacob. "Mobilization of the multi-tasking machine: Up-cycling the interstate and defense highways." (2001) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17422.


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