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Title: Regeneration through design: a place-based approach for the urban fabric of Owen Sound, Ontario
Authors: Carr, Lauren
Keywords: Regenerative urbanism;eco-village;ecology;social regeneration;inclusive community
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2023
Abstract: This thesis explores how the integration of regenerative design practices at the scale of a neighbourhood could be a solution towards regenerating Owen Sound’s existing urban fabric. Beginning with place is essential to the approach of the thesis, along with careful consideration and input from local individuals. A thorough analysis of the area’s demographics and present-day challenges reveals a lack of affordable housing within the urban core. Residents have expressed an interest in eco-village development presenting an opportunity to addresses these challenges, while simultaneously regenerating industrial land in the downtown. The historical significance of the land further confirms the need for a regenerative design approach to environmental and social challenges. The framework supporting this type of regeneration includes the pillars Living Local, Environmental Resiliency, and Inclusive Neighbourhood. As the post-industrial landscape fades from cities, architectural development must respond to the past while adapting to the community’s present and future needs.
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