Search for dissertations about: "Urban Design"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 316 swedish dissertations containing the words Urban Design.

  1. 1. Negotiating Tensions : Designers’ responsibilities in democratic entanglements

    Author : Maja Frögård; Bo Westerlund; Jonathan Metzger; Moa Matthis; Erling Björgvinsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; design; workshop; co-design; democracy; entanglements; tensions; responsibilities; framing; negotiation; proposals; participatory design; urban planning; Art; Technology and Design; Konst; teknik och design;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the roles and responsibilities of designers when we design workshops with democratic ambitions. Reflecting on my experiences from making co-design workshops for citizen participation to support sustainable urban development in municipal planning processes, I inquire into designers’ societal entanglements and explore these from democratic, social, political and designerly perspectives. READ MORE

  2. 2. Designing with Urban Sound : Exploring methods for qualitative sound analysis of the built environment

    Author : Nina Hällgren; Katja Grillner; Björn Hellström; Gunnar Sandin; Konstfack; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Architecture; urban sound design; urban sound planning; soundscape; urban planning; artistic research; architectural research; Architectue;

    Abstract : The licentiate thesis Designing with Urban Sound explores the constitution and qualitative characteristics of urban sonic space from a design-oriented and practice-based perspective. The act of lifting forth and illuminating the interaction between architecture, the creation of sound and a sonic experience aims to examine and develop useful tools and methods for the representation, communication and analysis of the exterior sonic environment in complex architectural spaces. READ MORE

  3. 3. Attractiveness in Urban Design : A study of the production of attractive places

    Author : Erik Hidman; Kristina L. Nilsson; Björn Ekelund; Anna-Johanna Klasander; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; HUMANIORA; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANITIES; attractiveness; urban design; urban critical studies; production of space; Arkitektur; Architecture;

    Abstract : This research project investigates the production of attractive places, through theory form and everyday life. The research study was originally sprung from practical questions regarding the extensive use of the term attractiveness in urban planning and design. READ MORE

  4. 4. Vestiges of urban spirit : Isfahan's urban fabric through socio-spatial transformations

    Author : Mohammad Sarraf; Reza Kazemian; Sussan Babaie; Ali Madanipour; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Isfahan; Urban Fabric; Socio-spatial Communication; Urban Identity; Urban Transformation; Urban Renewal; Urban Form; Urban Design; اصفهان ، طراحی شهری ، فرم شهری ، دگرگونی های کالبدی ، هویت شهری ، بازسازی شهری; Civil engineering and architecture; Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur;

    Abstract : The city of Isfahan, one of the most historic urban settlements in Iran, has undergone dramatic socio-spatial transformations during the recent decades, beginning with the modernization programs of the 1920s. While the urban structure of Isfahan was the outcome of a process over centuries of incremental evolution, a new mode of place making and street patterns was imposed on the historic fabric of the city within the space of only a few decades. READ MORE

  5. 5. Neighborhood Design and Travel : a Study of Residential Quality, Child Leisure Activity and Trips to School

    Author : Pia Westford; Dick Urban Vestbro; Anders Hagson; KTH; []
    Keywords : urban design; neighborhood; car use; child leisure activity; school trips; lifestyle; perceived environment;

    Abstract : Sustainable urban mobility calls for well-informed design of neighborhoods. Although many studies have been conducted in the field, there is little evidence about the relationships between design elements, urban quality and behavior. Little is also known about residents’ valuation of design and urban quality in this context. READ MORE