Instascape: Employing Social Media to Connect the Physical and Cultural Environment in Duluth’s Downtown Waterfront
Van Der Hagen, Jordan
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Eisenhower’s great uniting Interstate Highway System may have brought many communities closer to each other, but in many instances, severed them internally. We see this problem in the city of Duluth, Minnesota. The central business district of Duluth, formally known as downtown, finds itself lacking strong connection to the tourist district, known as Canal Park, despite close proximity to the area. This is due notably to Interstate 35 running right through the border of the two neighborhoods. In this thesis, I will study more pedestrian-permeable alternatives to interstate highways for handling traffic in urban areas in order to find an alternative that isn’t as severing and allows for the formation of a singular urban core.