Date of Submission

Spring 5-8-2023

Degree Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Committee Chair/First Advisor

Miné H Hashas-Degertekin


Atlanta struggles with a challenge for its citizens in the form of pedestrianism. Over time, the city’s infrastructure has morphed into one that encourages vehicular movement. This leads to a breakdown in the use of streets for pedestrians outside of their strictly desired destination. Eventually this compounds to encourage against socialization. Furthermore, citizens may be affected mentally and emotionally when they come in contact with people less frequently. The design idea of this thesis revolves around creating incidental spaces in people’s path of travel that encourage stopping and even socializing. Revitalization helps not only the pedestrian scene, but also with socialization within the communities of Atlanta. These spaces will be a place for festivity, a place to enjoy oneself and spend time with others socially. Through a mixture of design and psychology, spaces will be created to help alleviate anxiety, stress, and depression. Nature will be part of the incorporation of this, which can help create areas that are friendlier and healthier for the pedestrian. Together, once these elements are combined, the goal is to make a healthier Atlanta for its citizens.

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