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Urbanize the Suburb

Árnadóttir, Drífa LU (2017) In Urbanize the suburb ASBM01 20171
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract (Swedish)
Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean where the climate is cold and the weather can be unpredictable. The sun angle is low during winter, which gives minimum daylight. This darkness and strong winds affect the urban life in the capital city Reykjavík and controls how people commute and spend their free time.

One of the main goals in the regional plan for the capital area is to stop urban sprawl, densify within the existing urban fabric and increase the use of public transit. The plan is to develop the City line, light rail transit, and strengthen centers in the suburbs next to the City line.

This thesis deals with redeveloping a suburban center and design for urban life in the suburb together with a new public... (More)
Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean where the climate is cold and the weather can be unpredictable. The sun angle is low during winter, which gives minimum daylight. This darkness and strong winds affect the urban life in the capital city Reykjavík and controls how people commute and spend their free time.

One of the main goals in the regional plan for the capital area is to stop urban sprawl, densify within the existing urban fabric and increase the use of public transit. The plan is to develop the City line, light rail transit, and strengthen centers in the suburbs next to the City line.

This thesis deals with redeveloping a suburban center and design for urban life in the suburb together with a new public transit, playful public realm and solutions for cold climate. The design site is located in one of the first suburbs in Reykjavík and the aim of this thesis is to transform the site from being a car-based area in to a walkable and attractive well-connected suburban center and increase outdoor urban life all year around. (Less)
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author
Árnadóttir, Drífa LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A walkable suburban center with a new public transit and a playful public realm
course
ASBM01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Suburban center, public transit, public realm, walkability, cold climate design, sustainable.
publication/series
Urbanize the suburb
language
English
id
8927539
date added to LUP
2017-10-27 10:56:58
date last changed
2017-11-01 13:00:09
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  abstract     = {Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean where the climate is cold and the weather can be unpredictable. The sun angle is low during winter, which gives minimum daylight. This darkness and strong winds affect the urban life in the capital city Reykjavík and controls how people commute and spend their free time. 

One of the main goals in the regional plan for the capital area is to stop urban sprawl, densify within the existing urban fabric and increase the use of public transit. The plan is to develop the City line, light rail transit, and strengthen centers in the suburbs next to the City line.

This thesis deals with redeveloping a suburban center and design for urban life in the suburb together with a new public transit, playful public realm and solutions for cold climate. The design site is located in one of the first suburbs in Reykjavík and the aim of this thesis is to transform the site from being a car-based area in to a walkable and attractive well-connected suburban center and increase outdoor urban life all year around.},
  author       = {Árnadóttir, Drífa},
  keyword      = {Suburban center,public transit,public realm,walkability,cold climate design,sustainable.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Urbanize the suburb},
  title        = {Urbanize the Suburb},
  year         = {2017},
}