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dc.contributor.authorRichards, Brady
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:57:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:57:26Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherrichards_brady_201008_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/richards_brady_201008_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26761
dc.description.abstractThe American government operates within structures and landscapes that impede democracy rather than facilitate it. This dysfunctional built environment opposes the ideals and inhibits the goals of democracy to the detriment of American citizens. Through an examination of historic government typologies and their built environments, this thesis asserts that political will manifests itself through built form and indicates government intention and ideology. Applied to the United States, this concept yields a critique of both the American democracy and its built environment, exposing an inconsistency between the two. The issues revolving around a modern redesign of the government built environment are contemporized through an exploration of political transparency, government security, digital media, and peak oil. In the end, design principles and applications are offered that seek to provide a method of realigning government ideals and built form to facilitate the American democracy.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectLandscape Architecture
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectBuilt Environment
dc.subjectDemocracy
dc.subjectGovernment
dc.subjectCitizen
dc.subjectPublic Space
dc.titleCitizen scale
dc.title.alternativefacilitating democracy in the government landscape
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorMarianne Cramer
dc.description.committeeMarianne Cramer
dc.description.committeeMark Reinberger
dc.description.committeeBrian Lahaie
dc.description.committeeHeidi Davison


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