Aesthetics, New Urbanism and the Diana Krall Plaza: A Case Study in Nanaimo, BC

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dc.contributor.author Bakker, Julian
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-28T18:02:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-28T18:02:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4855
dc.description.abstract New Urbanism is nearly three decades old, yet it continues to be something of an enigma, inciting controversy and discussion nearly every time it is implemented. This thesis discusses New Urbanism in the context of its reaction to Modernism, and makes explicit its underlying theoretical orientations. Its continued value as a placemaking movement will be illustrated using Heidegger’s Dwelling as the basis for making judgments about the quality and success of placemaking efforts. The fieldwork demonstrating these principles was conducted in the Diana Krall Plaza, a public space in Nanaimo, BC, enacted using certain New Urbanist principles. An aesthetic-phenomenological approach to place based on the synergy of aesthetic and existential concerns was developed to structure the fieldwork, and interpret the resulting data. This approach provided meaningful insights into the subjects embodied experiences and demonstrated value as a means of public consultation and theoretical framework for discussing placemaking and New Urbanism. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject New Urbanism en_US
dc.subject Aesthetics en_US
dc.subject Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Planning en_US
dc.subject Urban en_US
dc.subject Heidegger en_US
dc.subject Dwelling en_US
dc.title Aesthetics, New Urbanism and the Diana Krall Plaza: A Case Study in Nanaimo, BC en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Rose-Redwood, Reuben Skye
dc.degree.department Dept. of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0366 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0999 en_US

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