Bridge to Equality: Informal Settlement Redesign Model

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Material Information

Title:
Bridge to Equality: Informal Settlement Redesign Model
Physical Description:
Project in lieu of thesis
Language:
English
Creator:
Lugano, Brenda
Publisher:
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Informal Settlement
Recreation
Community
Urban

Notes

Abstract:
Today slums in Nairobi, Kenya make up over 50% of the population, yet occupy only 5% of the total residential land and just 1% of the total land area in Nairobi. Slums, otherwise known as informal settlements, lack spaces for social connectivity. As a native of Nairobi, I wanted to address this design challenge to better the living standards of the region. Mukuru Kayaba slum is part of a larger informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. I focused my design on an area surrounding the Ngong River that includes a large school and a vacant lot. My overall goal is to unify the school, road, and the open site to meet the needs of the community, especially the children.
General Note:
Landscape Architecture capstone project

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID:
AA00016092:00001

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Bridge to Equality: Informal Settlement Redesign Model Brenda Lugano Final Capstone Presentation www.blackblogoftravel.com

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3 PARTS:

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OVERALL GOAL: To unify the school, road, and the open site to meet the needs of the community, especially the children.

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GOALS : To improve the environment of the school property To design existing underutilized open space for use by the school and the community To re design the road connecting the school and the open space

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Analysis/ Synthesis

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Site Analysis General: Land Use Development Pattern Typography Study Area: The School The Road The Open Area

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Concepts

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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: To improve the environment of the school property Improve the site grounds Create multipurpose areas Design a playground for younger students Incorporate different LID tools that are appropriate for the area Design more recreation areas where possible Incorporate student work, student creativity and local art to bring color to grounds To design existing underutilized open space for use by the school and the community Provide play area for children Design multipurpose areas for all residents Provide outdoor classroom for school students Place natural element to deal with erosion Incorporate LID tools that are appropriate for the area To re design the road connecting the school and open space Provide separate pedestrian walkways by narrowing street Incorporate parking for incoming traffic

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MASTER PLAN

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SCHOOL PLAN

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ROAD PLAN

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OPEN AREA PLAN

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OPEN AREA SECTIONS

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ROAD SECTION

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SCHOOL SECTIONS

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OVERALL GOAL: To unify the school, road, and the open site to meet the needs of the community, especially the children.