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Title: A behavioural approach to design of high-density housing
Author: Srivastava, Mohit
Degree Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture - MASLA
Program Landscape Architecture
Copyright Date: 2002
Subject Keywords Architecture, Domestic -- British Columbia -- Vancouver; Landscape architecture -- British Columbia -- Vancouver; Apartment houses -- Landscape architecture
Abstract: The basic intention of this study is to show that the research findings in the field of restorative environments can be used in the design of high-density housing to develop healthy living environments. This study explores the possibility that providing public, semi-public and private landscaped open spaces in and around the dwelling units, can improve the living conditions in a low-rise, high-density housing design. It is primarily concerned with the relationship which people in the high-density settings have with their outdoor environment and explores the possibilities of design and management of the nearby natural area in ways that are beneficial for people and appreciated by them. The study uses the literature on restorative benefits of nature and housing to develop criteria for the design and management of housings at high densities and illustrates the significance and implementation of the design criteria through comparative analysis of the existing and the proposed housing design.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/12245
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]

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