Placemaking : a city plaza in downtown Muncie that celebrates its heritage

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dc.contributor.advisor Cairns, Malcolm D. en_US Cui, Jing en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:28Z 2011-06-03T19:39:28Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 2001 .C85 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is a phenomenon of placelessness. Cities have look-alike landscapes. This sameness leads to a lack of significant places and a loss of sense of place. In addition to that, with the suburban sprawl and downtown deterioration, there is an increasing need for downtown revitalization. Cities call for vibrant and pleasant places with characters.In a world where most cities are getting more similar with each other and where people can't tell whom they are and where they come from, placemaking actions should be welcomed. Placemaking respects the genius of the place and finds links between traditions and our present experience of life.This thesis presents an overview of placemaking including its definition, history, categories, functions, principles and actions. Its purpose is to apply placemaking into the design of a city plaza in downtown Muncie to make a place that links people to history, to culture, and to other people. By doing that, this creative project tries to illustrate that placemaking is a valuable strategy in urban regeneration.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent 93 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans (some col.) ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plazas -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Designs and plans. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public spaces -- Social aspects -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public art -- Social aspects -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban renewal -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban beautification -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture -- Designs and plans. en_US
dc.title Placemaking : a city plaza in downtown Muncie that celebrates its heritage en_US Thesis (M.L.A.)
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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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