Date of Award

8-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture

Major

Landscape Architecture

Major Professor

Curtis E. Stewart

Committee Members

Bradford P. Collett, Tracy W. Moir-McClean

Abstract

This thesis addresses the idea of identity within the landscape. The mechanisms that form identity, the representation of identity through both tangible and intangible forms, and the growth,evolution, and erosion of identity over time are all topics that help to inform the argument being made. Moving from an abstract ideal to a specific place, I will address the needs of a local Knoxville community that has come to struggle in recent years due to a loss of their identity within a regional context. Working to translate the mechanisms that foster a sense of identity into physical changes to the landscape of the site, I will establish design guidelines for a sector of the Chapman Highway corridor through South Knoxville.

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