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    • Recognizing History through Cultural Interpretation 

      Martineau, Ryan (2010)
      Homesteading was how westward expansion began in the United States in 1862. The Homestead Act gave an applicant one hundred sixty acres or one quarter section of undeveloped land outside the original thirteen colonies. The ...
    • Winter Landscapes 

      Slivnik, Kyle (2010)
      Winters in mid western climates create a challenging environment for outdoor activity. Exercise and outdoor interaction decrease with the temperatures, causing a variety of health implications. Conditions such as Seasonal ...
    • Place: Community Development and the Effects of Nature and Culture 

      Zimmerman, Laura (2010)
      What conjures a sense of place? Is it the landscape, the built environment, the people, or more likely a combination of them all? This document explores the factors that contribute to a unique sense of place. With this ...
    • Permeating Barriers - Minneapolis, MN 

      Pleiss, Zachary (2010)
      Vast neighborhood change has long been characteristic of American communities. Declining physical conditions, social instability, and urban sprawl have all impacted inner city neighborhoods over the past few decades. In ...
    • St. Louis Placeless 

      McKinney, Joshua (2010)
      This thesis investigates the value of beneficial context on a neighborhood in blight and how to transform a neighborhood that has faced decline into a place that harbors community and can be a place of pride for a city. ...
    • PeDesign 

      Beaupre, Jean (2010)
      This thesis sets out to explore planning alternatives that function for pedestrians instead of vehicular traffic. Setting new standards and development process will help for a long and successful community but understanding ...
    • Retrofitting for Change: Fargo 

      Ehiemere, Chidozie (2010)
      13th Avenue South Fargo has gradually grown to become the City of Fargo’s commercial and residential hub since the introduction of interstates i-29 and i-94 in the late 1950’s. The region surrounding 13th avenue South has ...
    • Community Fabrication 

      Falkers, Stephanie (2010)
      This thesis set out to design for multiple people and their particular uses. To combine the desires of many and influence the way that they all use the space. Each user has defined different outcomes for the area, with no ...
    • Cemetery: Space For The Living 

      Fink, James (2010)
      The typical present-day cemetery is used primarily for burials, however, cemeteries in the past were created to function as parks as well as burial grounds. In order to change the functions of a cemetery, a more important ...
    • Community, Resilience and Wetlands 

      Flicker, Mark (2011)
      Through a wetland introduction and interaction, residents can be educated and benefit in a socio-ecological manner. I want to create a place in Woodbury, Minnesota that uses a wetland to not only enhance the beautification ...
    • Ecological Resilient Landscapes: Averting a Pending Disaster 

      Berg, Jacob (2011)
      Scars can be inflicted on landscapes after decades of human intervention. This project is meant to embrace the effects of remedial ecological design on our fragmented landscapes. Limited human intervention is an essential ...
    • Revitalizing Urban Corridors: Synergy Park 

      Eidem, Brett (2011)
      The premise of this project is to investigate the current relationship of downtown Minneapolis to the surrounding urban sprawl. From the expansion of the freeway and its connection to these areas, the city is a hub for ...
    • Community Resilience: Investing in Walkability 

      Mellgren, Ashley (2011)
      Currently, Main Avenue is lacking character and connection to the rest of Fargo, North Dakota. Most of Main Avenue is zoned commercial, and it appears to be highly industrialized because of full scale billboards, concrete ...
    • Resilience To Our Decaying Urban Infrastructure 

      Benson, Patrick (2011)
      In what ways can environmentally functioning plants reverse the decay of urban infrastructure and reveal the lack of visibility in areas that are left abandoned, unrecognized and unnoticed? The project typology in this ...
    • Community School 

      Hudson, Ashley (2011)
      This thesis is intended to transfer urban theory to a rural place in such a way that it respects rural systems, and the result will be a hybrid solution. A design process will be set up to investigate the possibilities of ...
    • Social Corridors 

      Twistol, Erik (2011)
      Social Corridors will demonstrate that recreational corridors in communities will increase the social and economic values to residents of a community. The project explores all the fundamental aspects of a passive ...
    • Urban Greenway Retrofit: a design for alternative transportation, community and the environment 

      Rude, Maegin (2011)
      This thesis will examine how greenway systems connect and strengthen neighborhoods and green spaces within a city. A connected greenway system links green spaces within a city to enhance the relationships and well-being ...
    • Solvay Coke and Gas 

      Nordling, Brad (2011)
      This project is meant to explore the idea of how Vacant heavy industrial zones can have different uses than existing industrial sites across America. The idea is to use sustainable design to minimize the polution rate, ...
    • Without Borders - Unifying Modern Patchwork Cities 

      Satterman, Kylie (2011)
      Title: Without Borders: Unifying Modern Patchwork Cities Summary: This thesis examines the question, how can American cities be designed or modifi ed to create a more unifi ed city, making it available to anyone who ...
    • Diverse Community Center - Fargo, ND 

      Pham, Kevin (2011)
      The purpose of this thesis is to create and design a place for extraordinary activities for people of diverse cultures and backgrounds within the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. Fargo is a continually developing city ...