Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Committee Member

Daniel Ortega

Number of Pages

136

Abstract

The thesis focuses on a certain organization that aids cities and their citizens in the growth of communities, the Community Design Center (CDC). This paper seeks to understand the qualities of a CDC. The first chapter discusses concepts of community and design. A history discussion identifies when CDCs developed in contemporary form and investigates the types of goals CDCs strive to accomplish. The next four chapters consist of three case studies and analysis of selected contemporary CDCs: the Los Angeles Community Design Center; Environmental Works; and Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development. This paper is intended to provide guidelines for developing a CDC, based on the credible points found in the case studies.

Keywords

Center; Community; Design; Las Vegas; Nevada; Vegas

Controlled Subject

Architecture; City planning

File Format

pdf

File Size

3276.8 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/pump-8n0k


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