SHARED Infrastructure; Community Corridor Landscapes

Venturi, S 2011, SHARED Infrastructure; Community Corridor Landscapes, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.

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Title SHARED Infrastructure; Community Corridor Landscapes
Author(s) Venturi, S
Year 2011
Abstract This research explores the existence and potential of a type of shared infrastructure through a series of urban architectural projects, within peripheral, suburban and inner city urban conditions. The culmination of this research, the Community Corridor Landscapes project develops and tests strategies encouraging shared use of infrastructure in the green valley by closely examining the Dandenong Valley to gain an understanding of the social, eco┬Čnomic, political and geographical forces shaping this landscape and its surrounding communities. Community participation and ownership is a goal shared by almost all government departments and planning policies, in relation to this as well as many other types of landscapes, but often implemented in limited and ineffectual ways through existing land management systems. The project develops a series of architectural strategies establishing a network of legible permeable pathways allowing the physical re-connection of surrounding communities to each other, as well as to the landscape which in turn encourages further cultural connections. These strategies rely on small incentives inserted into existing development forces already acting on these landscapes such as property subdivision and property acquisition overlays. The project establishes a framework allowing community use of these spaces in exchange for assuming the associated responsibility regarding their maintenance and management and embraces the inevitable change that will occur in surrounding communities and the landscape itself over time.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) shared infrastructure
urban architecture
green valley
dandenong valley
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