Date of Submission
Bachelor of Architecture
This thesis aims to develop a responsive design that expands and connects public spaces in a sustainable way to promote socio-environmental resilience. The design takes a holistic approach, considering the interdependence of social, economic, and environmental factors. By integrating mobility and public spaces with environmentalism, the design addresses significant development concerns such as water consumption, biodiversity loss, and climate change adaptation. The proposed design creates accessible, inclusive, and attractive public spaces that foster a sense of belonging and social cohesion among residents. By prioritizing the needs of local communities, the design promotes ownership and strengthens social cohesion. The design also enhances social connections and networks within communities, contributing to a more resilient and sustainable future for the city. The project addresses the challenge of integrating natural ecosystems with urban environments in a way that achieves economic and social equity without further degrading the environment. The design fosters a connection between people and nature, incorporating green infrastructure and sustainable transportation options. The project aims to foster social cohesion by designing multi-functional pavilions that promote social interaction, community engagement, and local biodiversity enhancement. This promotes shared environmental responsibility and builds social capital. Ultimately, the design improves the quality of Clarkston’s public realm and connectivity.