Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDavis, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T13:11:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-07T13:11:31Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72814
dc.description.abstractHealth disparities and social inequities exist in every society, and architecture is well positioned to impact these issues for improved population health. Using the social determinants of health as a framework for architectural program, this thesis demonstrates the translation of health policy into the built environment, creating neighbourhoods that resist social decay. Vulnerable populations are identified via strategic mapping using population profiles, and it is argued that meeting accessibility needs within these communities maintains the social stability of the population, therefore improving the overall health of the neighbourhood. Wallace Heights within Halifax, Nova Scotia has been identified as a vulnerable neighbourhood based on its population profile, put at even greater risk of poor health outcomes due to its inaccessibility to essential services. The design aims to create social sustainability through multi-use programming based on changing population needs, ranging from health services to food access, that address the social determinants of health.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture--Health aspectsen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture--Economic aspectsen_US
dc.subjectHalifax (N.S.)en_US
dc.subjectNeighborhoods-Nova Scotia-Halifaxen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture and society
dc.titleUpstream Neighbourhoods: Preventative Architecture to Resist Social Decayen_US
dc.date.defence2017-03-21
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerBrian Carteren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSarah Bonnemaisonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerChristine Macyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorSusan Fitzgeralden_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
 Find Full text

Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record