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dc.contributor.advisorWinterbottom, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorvan Bemmel, Rhys Edward
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-14T16:42:46Z
dc.date.submitted2016-06
dc.identifier.othervanBemmel_washington_0250O_16006.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/36731
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2016-06
dc.description.abstractThe current magnitude of global environmental challenges, including climate change and mass species extinctions demands an intensely greater level of integration between human and natural systems. This design thesis explores the incorporation of urban wildlife habitat into the built environment as one important approach for addressing these problems. It is argued that the mixing of humans and nature in urban natural environments will serve to not only bolster wildlife, but will help to grow ecological understanding amongst individuals as well as support human health and wellbeing. Focusing on the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, the research and design presented emphasize the opportunities that small-scale sites present for both urban wildlife habitat as well social interactions with nature. The leveraging of small private and public sites for wildlife habitat is an effective strategy to address this goal in the face of intense population growth that renders the acquisition of property for parks and habit increasingly infeasible. Two design proposals are offered, one addressing habitat opportunities across the neighborhood as part of a district-scale framework, and another for a small park at a shoreline street end site. In this second portion of the design strategies for small-scale habitat improvements are overlaid with programmatic elements to create a park space that will serve the Ballard community and function as habitat. It is hoped that the design proposal for this park will help garner neighborhood support for future planning of the site which consists of 3 acres of city owned properties.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectCommunity Habitat
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture
dc.subjectShoreline Street Ends
dc.subjectUrban Ecology
dc.subjectUrban Habitat
dc.subjectUrban Wildlife
dc.subject.otherLandscape architecture
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental studies
dc.subject.otherDesign
dc.subject.otherlandscape architecture
dc.titleRewilding Ballard | Growing Small-Scale Community Habitat
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsRestrict to UW for 1 year -- then make Open Access
dc.embargo.lift2017-07-14T16:42:46Z


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