People and communities in modern cities
Asahi Senda, Tadashi
Todd, Anderson; Thomsen, Charles
Master of Architecture
This study is divided into five chapters plus an. introduction which explains the main. objective of this thesis. The first chapter is an urban-social development of the origin of the city until modern times. This development describes the crises, chaos and recovery of cities. It also explains the process of growths and changes throughout history. Every new technological improvement brought urban and social changes in the city which were expressed with spatial features. The second chapter is related to the ecological pattern of the city and its influence over the total structure of the city, community, and the people. This influence is remarkable in all periods in the history of urban and rural development, without exception. The third chapter is a study of the American cities, that evolves from the early colonial times until today. It explains its growth and development and how the United States became, economically, the most powerful country in the world. With a fantastic wealth of material resources and a high industrialization, the American cities reflect the advantages and disadvantages of this process. The fourth chapter is concerned with the City of Houston: its historical, social and economical development. It includes an urban analysis and its relation to the family, the community and the city. It includes the actual problem of the community with its strong and fast technological improvements and the impact that the community receives which has to be expressed with new spatial order and relationship in the city. The last chapter is devoted to the design and development of a Houston community. It shows a community that provides to the people the means of a better way of living in. a fast-moving and dynamic society.