Speed Limits: Investigating the Rates of Urban Change

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dc.contributor.advisor Garcia, E en
dc.contributor.advisor Glamuzina, D en
dc.contributor.author Paget, Vincent en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-25T02:40:15Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation 2014 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25617 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The city is in a constant state of flux; the urban conditions around us constantly changing at either a faster or slower SPEED. Likewise, the way in which we live is under constant transformation as technological advances increasingly become integrated with our daily lives – the way we communicate, travel and learn to the way we work, produce and consume. The research throughout this thesis recognizes this situation and argues that our current modes of urban development are underestimating the accelerative changes to society. Our existing approaches towards urban development, fail to address and manage these increasing rates of urban change. Deterministic models of master-planning are increasingly ineffective as their prescriptive zoning techniques attempt to reduce the complex nature of social change into static and linear processes. This static space coordination combined with individualized processes of urban development, lack consideration for future changes, ultimately rendering the slowness of physical change in the urban environment. This thesis argues that our static and linear processes are impractical for the dynamic nature of society in the 21st century.Founded on the belief that Auckland is in a position of accelerative growth, this thesis opposes the controlling notion of our current practices, alternatively seeking to facilitate and embrace the increasing speeds and complexities of our contextual environment. Through a morphological examination of our urban structure and an obsession with speed, the research of this thesis is based around the central question – how can urban development processes interact with accelerating social changes? For this thesis, the notion of speed is valued highly and its extensive properties are investigated thoroughly throughout the research. The intention is to evaluate “speed” as a source of an opportunity to effect change rather than it being the source of the problem. The aim is to investigate the potential qualities of speed in such a way that aids urban development processes in addressing the dimensions of space-time, with the ultimate goal of engaging with a society characterized by an ever-increasing rate of change. With Urgency or not, enjoy this thesis at your own speed. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99264774513902091 en
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dc.title Speed Limits: Investigating the Rates of Urban Change en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture (Professional) en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
pubs.elements-id 487516 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-05-25 en

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