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Reclaiming Brownfields: Living in Proximity to Railways

Vaska, Inta LU (2016) ASBM01 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city of the Baltic States. Both historically and at present the city is an important infrastructural hub between Eastern and Western Europe, yet the city itself is rather disconnected. The main problem is that the city centre, which was built prior to the industrialisation up to the end 19th century, is currently separated from the new city built in the 20th -21st century. This separation is outlined by the railway line surrounded by wastelands and brownfields.

The aim of the project is to rethink what urban infrastructure and neighbouring lands might be in future in order to make areas in proximity to railway operations liveable, well connected and integrated into the existing city fabric.... (More)
Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city of the Baltic States. Both historically and at present the city is an important infrastructural hub between Eastern and Western Europe, yet the city itself is rather disconnected. The main problem is that the city centre, which was built prior to the industrialisation up to the end 19th century, is currently separated from the new city built in the 20th -21st century. This separation is outlined by the railway line surrounded by wastelands and brownfields.

The aim of the project is to rethink what urban infrastructure and neighbouring lands might be in future in order to make areas in proximity to railway operations liveable, well connected and integrated into the existing city fabric.

The study consists of the four parts. The first three parts focuses on mobility in the city in different scales. The principal concept is to create a polycentric city where new suburb hubs are based on public transport accessibility and transit. The fourth part is a design proposal based on strategies: to remove industries, mitigate noise pollution, reduce the gap between the neighbourhoods and to connect and activate the areas in proximity to the railway loop. (Less)
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author
Vaska, Inta LU
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ASBM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
reclaiming brownfields, railways, transit oriented developments, living in proximity to railways
language
English
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8895717
date added to LUP
2017-06-22 13:00:50
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  abstract     = {Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city of the Baltic States. Both historically and at present the city is an important infrastructural hub between Eastern and Western Europe, yet the city itself is rather disconnected. The main problem is that the city centre, which was built prior to the industrialisation up to the end 19th century, is currently separated from the new city built in the 20th -21st century. This separation is outlined by the railway line surrounded by wastelands and brownfields. 

The aim of the project is to rethink what urban infrastructure and neighbouring lands might be in future in order to make areas in proximity to railway operations liveable, well connected and integrated into the existing city fabric. 

The study consists of the four parts. The first three parts focuses on mobility in the city in different scales. The principal concept is to create a polycentric city where new suburb hubs are based on public transport accessibility and transit. The fourth part is a design proposal based on strategies: to remove industries, mitigate noise pollution, reduce the gap between the neighbourhoods and to connect and activate the areas in proximity to the railway loop.},
  author       = {Vaska, Inta},
  keyword      = {reclaiming brownfields,railways,transit oriented developments,living in proximity to railways},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reclaiming Brownfields: Living in Proximity to Railways},
  year         = {2016},
}