Graduate Thesis, University of Oregon


Street Corners, Homeless Camps & Vacant Lots: Appropriation and the Urban Environment was my graduate thesis for the University of Oregon Department of Landscape Architecture Masters Program.

The thesis forms the base of ongoing interest and research into placemaking studied through the lens of appropriation in urban environments from the smallest to the largest scales. How and why people appropriate space in cities and how this effects the character and make up of such urban environments is a key question.  The thesis was awarded first place in graduate research from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

What we did

Original research, graphic design, landscape and urban design

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