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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, David P.
dc.creatorBailey, Cope
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:24:58Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:24:58Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17652
dc.description.abstract Houston's lack of zoning, market driven constructs, and dependence on the automobile have produced a sprawling, decentralized city connected by networks of flow, where density and urbanism are exceptions, not the rule. In downtown Houston, after years of neglect, a recent boom in (re)development coupled with new transportation initiatives are radically reshaping Houston's historic core and its adjacent neighborhoods. As these new transportation corridors (specifically Metro's new light rail) are realized, their adjacent land use and development (both public and private) provide opportunistic conditions for new visions of urban form and metropolitan life in Houston. The Thesis investigates these emergent opportunities, addressing the changing city in its own terms, focusing on the convergence of these new and existing urban infrastructures to develop new strategies for urban density in Central Houston.
dc.format.extent 101 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
dc.title Urban catalysis: Operative strategies for jump starting metropolitan life in central Houston
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 Bailey, Cope. "Urban catalysis: Operative strategies for jump starting metropolitan life in central Houston." (2004) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17652.


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