Date of Submission

Spring 5-4-2018

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture



Primary Advisor

Ermal Shpuza

Secondary Advisor

Pegah Zamani


What will the city of the future look like? This thesis investigates the ongoing growth of the city of Atlanta and proposes design strategies that responsibly manage future growth with an ecological mindset. The current metropolitan area occupies thousands of square miles of land with low-density development that blankets many natural ecosystems with little consideration to the impact of this sprawl. By utilizing the applications of transit oriented development and low-impact design, a section of the city can be used as a test bench for responsible future development. This growth would need to be managed from a two-sided approach: retracting urban sprawl whereby segregated and low-density urban areas are gradually converted into their original natural state, and densifying city transit corridors to accommodate the projected population growth. The thesis addresses a pilot study project at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Creek, representing the intersection of urban and natural environments, and proposes how they can develop together into an integrated system.

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