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The Invisible Infrastructure: Parking as Place-Maker in a Motorised Urbanity
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Parking, a seemingly mundane topic, have a huge impact on peoples right to the city. This thesis aims to explore the effects of the regulatory space created by parking norms and policies within the urban landscape. Parking is in this thesis identified as an active form, drawing from the work of Keller Easterling. Being controlled and regulated at the municipal level, parking is a question of local politics. This opens up possibilities for reorganizing parking as a tool for planning and place-making. By rewiring the organization of parking, from an individual property into a cooperative infrastructure, parking becomes a platform for generating local communities in the mid-sized Swedish city.

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2015. , 145 p.
Keyword [en]
right to the city, parking, urban planning, architectural intervention, norrland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108608OAI: diva2:853695
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Master's Programme in Immediate Architectural Intervention
Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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