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dc.contributor.authorKeay, Jean Marilyn
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-12T20:41:44Z
dc.date.available2015-01-12T20:41:44Z
dc.date.issued2014en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2535
dc.description.abstractMany Small Island Developing States (SIDS) often rely heavily on tourism for their economies to prosper, and Samoa is no exception. The challenge is to balance the needs and desires of tourists against those of the residents and the environment. Environmental quality is a leading draw card for tourists, and is also essential in order for residents to maintain a living off the land. However, these activities in themselves are often at loggerheads with the needs of the environment itself. Climate change and urban development add to the challenges already being faced, with water quality and supply an important issue. The purpose of this research project is to propose a way in which educating visitors and residents on the fragility of local ecosystems might both assist the local economy and ensure that Samoa’s pristine environment can be enjoyed for generations to come. It proposes gentle urban development interventions, targeted at residents and tourists alike, and proposes an education centre in the heart of Apia with the aim of making that education accessible to as many as possible. Project site for the Environmental Education Centre is Beach Road, Apia.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental Education Centreen_NZ
dc.subjectBeach Roaden_NZ
dc.subjectApia, Samoaen_NZ
dc.subjectSamoaen_NZ
dc.subjectwaterfront redevelopmenten_NZ
dc.subjecturban renewalen_NZ
dc.subjecturban husbandryen_NZ
dc.titleRethinking the Apia waterfront : a masterplan and educational facility for the waterfront in Apia, Samoa.en_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question 1: How can critical regionalism be used to create a sense of identity in Apia, and how can it be used to create a modern building which provides a sense of connection to place?en_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question 2: How can the use of landscape, light and journey within a building create a sense of connection to the environment and facilitate environmental education.en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050203 Environmental Education and Extensionen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKeay, J. M. (2014). Rethinking the Apia waterfront : a masterplan and educational facility for the waterfront in Apia, Samoa. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture Professional, Unitec Institute of Technology.en_NZ
unitec.pages234en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalSchnoor, Christoph
unitec.advisor.associatedChaplin, David
unitec.advisor.associatedMurphy, Chris


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