Wednesday, December 5, 2007

urban space and form_beth


Most urban firms no longer necessitate the spatial proximity that cities provide. They stay urban because of the exchange of ideas and new technology that occurs in proximity; San Francisco serves as a national hub for technology businesses. Agglomeration at an urban level also allows for an extreme amount of diversification, from the types of people that live in close proximity to each other to the amount and types of consumption and culture. I have identified unaccepted streets that are “broken” from the city grid, and chosen those that exist in areas where extreme diversity also exists in the city, demographically as well as spatially (in section).

A microcosm of the urban landscape at both an infrastructure and programmatic level can serve to “fix” the broken nature of the unaccepted streets by reconnecting them back to the urban landscape.

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