Communion : a development strategy for resettling existing territories




Papa, Nicholas Travis

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In many metropolitan areas, the traditional residential model produces an urban environment which constrains potentials for citizens to live in a manner which is fundamentally sustainable. Sustainability is increasingly measured in terms of the 3E criteria (UN) which is an impact-oriented assessment focusing on impacts to economy, ecology, and social equity. In this report I argue how each of these criteria may be more positively impacted through implementation of a “re-settlement strategy” that provides a guided means by which opportunities to establish more sustainably-conducive forms and functions are explored within existing residential areas. Specific interventions are described using the author’s home of the Near Southside residential area of Fort Worth, TX as the study area.


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