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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Fred Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T05:30:53Z
dc.date.available2015-01-15T05:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.otherdavis_fred_t_201408_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/davis_fred_t_201408_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30904
dc.description.abstractUrban expressway corridors can be enhanced to accommodate a wider range of transportation including new public transit types and pedestrian and cycling pathways, and urban and ecological services such as parks and bioretention for stormwater runoff treatment. This research-design thesis identifies green infrastructure as a flexible design tool to improve urban expressways in regards to stormwater runoff, traffic, safety, transit, public health, economy, and community. After discussing new automobile technology that could organize traffic and reduce congestion on urban expressways, this thesis examines the current state of highway stormwater treatment and explores potential improvements. It then identifies green infrastructure as a flexible design tool to convert urban expressways into multi-modal transportation landscapes with improved stormwater control and other environmental, social, and economic urban benefits. A design application on the Atlanta downtown connector tests the strengths and weaknesses of using green infrastructure as such a strategy.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGreen infrastructure
dc.subjectPlanning
dc.subjectEcological infrastructure
dc.subjectBioretention
dc.subjectAdaptive re-use
dc.subjectStormwater
dc.titlePlanning for intelligent transportation infrastructure on the Atlanta Downtown Connector expressway
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentCollege of Environment and Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorJon Calabria
dc.description.committeeJon Calabria
dc.description.committeeR. Alfred Vick
dc.description.committeeChrissy Marlowe
dc.description.committeeBinh Bui


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