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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

A systematic methodology toward creating spatial quality in urban settings

Thomas, Derek Charles 22 September 2023 (has links) (PDF)
Urban settings, conceived and implemented in the climate of modern-day urbanisation and technology, show undesirable trends. In the typical situation, due to the absence of the urban dweller's participation in the planning and design process, prescriptive decision-making directs and shapes the urban environment on the basis of the objectives of the trained professional or a developer. The disciplines of architecture, urban design, and urban planning, well endowed with research in terms of their philosophical, cultural, and historical dimensions, traditionally overlook systematic and impartial methods in realisation of design objectives. In addition, architects generally focus within the confines of the immediate site, ignoring the wider context. Urban planners and designers tend to follow their perceptions of the urban setting and pragmatic objectives, and to overlook the elements which constitute spatial quality for others. Planning and design tasks performed in this way are prescriptive and perfunctory, and do not meet the urban dweller's perceptions of spatial quality. Although the planning and design disciplines can avail themselves of considerable intellectual resources, systematic methods to synthesise both the subjective opinion of the urban dweller and expert opinion of specialists are lacking. With current global scenarios, the need to develop methods for participation becomes even more relevant and urgent. The likelihood of high-density settings is ominous without changes in planning and design approaches. The overall objective of this thesis is to develop a methodology which meets the demands of the situations described. The data for this study are derived from a theoretical examination of the attributes which contribute to the perceptions of spatial quality in the urban setting. A thematic analysis, carried out against the background of factors, such as spatial patterning, links social well-being with characteristics of the urban environment. Consistent and invariant spatial quality indicators are derived which are then associated with spatial performance. A spatial frame is then identified to structure the methodology into recognisable and manageable urban spatial components. Expectations of spatial performance are translated systematically into primary planning and design generators to complete the elements of the methodology. The problem of how to involve urban dwellers and specialist designers and planners for a consensus useful in the planning process is examined. The comprehensive methodology developed by Sondheim for assessing environmental impacts incorporates the necessary features for adaptation to new urban settings and resolves the problem of polling divergent priorities without requiring discussion or consensus amongst participants. The matrix procedures of the chosen methodology involve both subjective and informed qualitative evaluation without the use of environmental indices, which are found wanting as measures of quality. Post-multiplication of the matrices produces ranking of planning and design generators in order of importance, which, effectively, represents the choice of the urban dweller. The methodology is operationalised to test the matrix and post-multiplication procedures, and the rationality of the result. For the case model presented, a rational result was obtained, which supports the adaptation of the methodology for creative purposes. The ranking is referred to a source book, which allows the systematic transformation of the primary planning and design generators into recognisable and conventional planning directives. As a contribution to the planning and design fields, the methodology is a useful creative tool, effectively addressing the problem of the interface between planner and user in the attainment of spatial quality in the development of new urban settings. Furthermore, the procedures can be operationalised to meet an infinite range of variables, or spatial scenarios within the urban setting.

Performance-based correlates of health related quality of life in community dwelling persons with stroke

McEwen, Sara Elizabeth January 1996 (has links)

A regression-based model for optimising cost of software quality assurance

Alshathry, Omar January 2010 (has links)
No description available.

Implementation of a quality system in Hong Kong telecom

徐美貞, Chui, Mei-ching. January 1994 (has links)
published_or_final_version / Business Administration / Master / Master of Business Administration

'n Empiriese ondersoek na die impak van deelname aan gehaltekringe op die ervaarde gehalte van werklewe

25 November 2014 (has links)
M.Com. / Please refer to full text to view abstract

Assessment and redesign of the synoptic water quality monitoring network in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Odom, Kenneth Ray. January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2003. / Title from title page screen (viewed Sept. 23, 2003). Thesis advisor: R. Bruce Robinson. Document formatted into pages (xxi, 268 p. : ill. (some col.)). Vita. Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-206).

Radon-222, radium-226, uranium and major ionic concentrations in the groundwater of the Georgia Piedmont : their relationship with geology and each other

Butler, Anna Helena 12 1900 (has links)
No description available.

Qualification of inspection techniques for detecting leaks in pouched medical devices at Company XYZ

Knutson, Matthew D. January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references.

Sensitivity analysis of relative worth in empirical and simulation-based QFD matrices

Mathai Kalapurackal, Robins, January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S.)--Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2008. / Vita. The entire thesis text is included in file. Title from title screen of thesis/dissertation PDF file (viewed January 15, 2009) Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-52).

Simulation and forecasting of surface water quality

Odeh, Rabah Y. January 1992 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Ohio University, March, 1992. / Title from PDF t.p.

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