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dc.contributor.advisorLee, Ming-Chun
dc.creatorHsieh, Yu-Tangen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-17T16:50:42Zen
dc.date.issued2013-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22725en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractMixed-use neighborhoods, which feature increased housing/job variety and density, can create pedestrian and bicycle-friendly environments by reducing dependency on vehicles and traffic congestion, and shortening distances between housing, workplaces and other destinations. Municipal regulations are vital to modern mixed-use developments due to their capability to control the direction of metropolitan growth. In this research, I have attempted to make a correlation between local regulations and current neighborhood development patterns in three well known, mixed-use neighborhoods using the case study approach. Three mixed-use neighborhoods, the North Pearl District (NPD; Portland, Oregon), South Lake Union (SLU; Seattle, Washington) and False Creek North (FCN; Vancouver, Canada), were chosen for this case study research. I examined and visualized the local regulations that pertain to mixed-use development of each neighborhood using Illustrator and SketchUp. I also analyzed and discussed U.S. Census information, including households per acre, average household size and household vehicle occupancy. The investigation indicates that among the three neighborhoods, the mixed-use regulations of FCN are the most straightforward and clear. This is reflected in the consistency between regulations and current land uses. The overall mixed degree in NPD is relatively large likely due to its incentive regulations, making itself as a highly walkable neighborhood. The local regulations in SLU are the most complicated, and focus on attracting innovative firms. In conclusion, we have conducted a study to investigate the development of mixed-use neighborhoods by scrutinizing local regulations and analyzing current situations and statistical data. The results indicated that the straightforward and incentive regulations, such as legalized neighborhood land use plan and bonus floor area ratios, benefit the mixed-use developments of neighborhoods by increasing the efficiency in land use and maximizing the mixed-use degree, thus leading to a compact, walkable and vital community.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectMixed-useen
dc.subjectCommercialen
dc.subjectResidentialen
dc.subjectVancouveren
dc.subjectFalse Creeken
dc.subjectSeattleen
dc.subjectLake Unionen
dc.subjectPortlanden
dc.subjectPearl Districten
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectCodesen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectCase studyen
dc.titleHarmonization of residential & commercial mixed-use developments : investigation of regulatory issues by case studiesen
dc.date.updated2013-12-17T16:50:42Zen
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
dc.description.departmentArchitectureen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture, School ofen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.disciplineUrban Designen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planningen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Urban Designen


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