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Spatial status: The homeless and urban space

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dc.contributor.advisor Foote, Hamish Milne, Elizabeth 2011-04-21T00:47:35Z 2011-04-21T00:47:35Z 2011
dc.description.abstract This project investigates how the design of urban space might be influenced by the social phenomenon of homelessness. In central Auckland there are on average 150 homeless sleeping rough within a one kilometre radius of the Sky Tower. Homeless are drawn to the urban realm to receive social service support and to become absorbed within the public life of the city. Observations into what spaces homeless occupy and how they occupy them reveals a set of features including; alcoves, stairs, retail walls and bus shelters. These features form a basis for design that engages with the homeless. The underlying premise of this project is that Auckland’s homeless are worthy of attention in the design process. The aim of the project is to develop a set of design techniques that will assist with the design of public space to help achieve inclusiveness and greater social equity. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Homelessness en_NZ
dc.subject Inclusiveness en_NZ
dc.subject Design of public space en_NZ
dc.title Spatial status: The homeless and urban space en_NZ
dc.type Masters Thesis en_NZ Master of Landscape Architecture en_NZ Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120508 Urban Design en_NZ
unitec.pages 71 en_NZ

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