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dc.creatorRowell, Heather Brooke
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T01:38:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T01:38:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/61796
dc.description.abstract As the threat of a global energy crisis becomes increasingly apparent, the viability of the current automobile, along with its tailored national infrastructure and the beloved car-culture, is in certain jeopardy. This thesis seeks to develop and analyze a series of possible scenarios that yield distinct architectural movements derived from the current car city as we know it today, cognizant of the past's lingering strengths and mindful of the future's dwindling resource palette. It is to be viewed as a means of by which to identify and map some of the forces at play in the future of the city by describing their connectivity, their volatility, and understanding them through grounded, measured trajectories. It is the hope that through an exercise such as this, we might be able to make more informed decisions for the future by projecting from both the past and present.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Urban planning
Regional planning
Sociology
Arts
dc.title Driving forces: Projections of the car city
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 Rowell, Heather Brooke. "Driving forces: Projections of the car city." (2009) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/61796.


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