Search for dissertations about: "urban design"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 299 swedish dissertations containing the words urban design.

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Nina Hällgren; Katja Grillner; Björn Hellström; Gunnar Sandin; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Architecture; urban sound design; urban sound planning; soundscape; urban planning; artistic research; architectural research;

    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

  2. 2. Turning waste into resources: Rethinking the way we discard things

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology

    Author : Maria Isabel Ordonez; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Solid waste; resource recovery; material loops; waste sorting; user centred design; design with waste; waste collection systems; waste sorting; design with waste; waste collection systems; material loops; user centred design; resource recovery;

    Abstract : Waste is one of the biggest challenges faced by our society. If not handled correctly, waste pollutes our natural environment with devastating results. However, it seems almost unavoidable that our society generates waste. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Mohammad Sarraf; Reza Kazemian; Sussan Babaie; Ali Madanipour; [2010]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; 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; TECHNOLOGY Civil engineering and architecture; TEKNIKVETENSKAP 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

  4. 4. Staging urban emergence through collective creativity: Devising an outdoor mobile augmented reality tool

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Hyekyung Imottesjo; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Emergent processes; Urban Rules; Compact city; outdoor mobile augmented reality; Urban resilience; research-through-design; collaborative design; Complex adaptive systems;

    Abstract : The unpredictability of global geopolitical conflicts, economic trends, and impacts of climate change, coupled with an increasing urban population, necessitates a more profound commitment to resilience thinking in urban planning and design. In contrast to top-down planning and designing for sustainability, allowing for emergence to take place seems to contribute to a capacity to better deal with this complex unpredictability, by allowing incremental changes through bottom-up, self-organized adaptation made by diverse actors in the proximity of various social, economical and functional entities in the urban context. READ MORE

  5. 5. Critical indirectness as a design approach in participatory practice: Spatialities of multivocal estrangement in three engagements with public cultural institutions around participatory projects in Gothenburg

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Jonathan Geib; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; indirectness; multivocal design approach; design; participation; multivocality; transdisciplinary architectural research; critical spatial practice; spatiality; estrangement; design approach;

    Abstract : Contributing across the domains of open transdisciplinary inquiry and transdisciplinary- and practice-oriented architectural and urbanism research engaging critically with participation in urban contexts, this research proposes critical indirectness as a multivocal design approach in participatory practice, developed through conceptual-analytical inquiry into three cases involving engagements between external art and design practitioners and public cultural institutions around participatory projects in Gothenburg. It joins with calls for art and design practitioners' greater engagement with public sector institutions as way of working towards a more durable and wider impact, with calls to model a more de-centered 'urban-combinatory' practice on the plurality, hybridity, discontinuities, and contingencies of the contemporary city, and with calls for more multiple, contradictory approaches. READ MORE