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Targeted redevelopment area - Southwest Detroit

Armita Chitsaz, Roozbeh Kholdani

Targeted redevelopment area - Southwest Detroit.

Rel. Roberta Ingaramo. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, 2020

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Targeted redevelopment area - Southwest Detroit In the last years, most of the planners and designers are interested in shaping the city of Detroit since the city after World War II, has faced main problems considering, population shrinkage, industry dislocation, movement of Detroiters to the developing suburbs, and downtown decline. Therefore, Detroit has many vacant lands and abandoned buildings. Although improving the empty spaces are a significant purpose but a creative idea to solve the stormwater problem should be considered by its design. As Detroit regularly experiences the hazards of flooding from the spring through the fall. Recently, Water runoff has been a critical issue for Detroit’s citizens, particularly in Southwest Detroit, the area has converted to the most polluted place in the country. The methodology of the thesis is based on the questionnaire papers and content analysis. A paper survey was distributed to Detroiters in the Southwest area. Analysis of the responses demonstrated that a large group of people are interested in creating more attractive places and open sports activities. The results indicate some vacant lands and empty buildings can be shaped based on these types of functions while its design considers with rainwater runoff. Nevertheless, which strategy is appropriate to redevelop vacant houses and empty lands? According to various workshops and meetings have held to solve the stormwater problem in Southwest Detroit, there are several sustainable Techniques and methods such as green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), storing the rainwater in specific spaces (pond), and Bio-retention, etc. Therefore, they could be an appropriate methodology for the city like Detroit since it has more open spaces available than many other cities in the United States. On the other hand, the managing of the stormwater problem is highly-priced; targeted redevelopment area represents to manage stormwater parallel into the revision of vacant lands as well. Sustainable methods can be cost-effective, to collecting rainwater more naturally meanwhile providing environmental, social, and economic welfare. Besides, the stormwater practice can be shared in different property owners and serving water for several purposes. Southwest Detroit has had more lots that are vacant and the population moves toward growth, therefore, vacant lands have an opportunity to transform into a green open space. It can be designed by water through property owners and vacant lands to improve well-being and economic development all over the Detroit neighborhood. This innovative system in Southwest Detroit can be a perfect alternative that involves abandoned mass areas, vacant land, and stormwater adapts for other districts of Detroit where they have as same as problems like Southwest Detroit.

Relators: Roberta Ingaramo
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 149
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-04 - ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Ente in cotutela: Lawrence Technological University (STATI UNITI D'AMERICA)
Aziende collaboratrici: Lawrence Technological University
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/15148
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