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Gettman, Gregory R. "The Emergent In-Between" Master of Architecture Thesis, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
As walkability becomes a more critical aspect of the organization of urban environments, it is essential that architects engage in the development of the spaces people actually occupy (the ‘in-between’) as well as the relationship between the programs they border. Using walkability as a catalyst, this thesis seeks to design a system for growing new urban tissue. Within that tissue are networks and proximities of activities that define the means and destinations of walking, as well as the spatial condition that makes the condition appealing for walking. Such a system should be able to define and optimize program organizations and generate appropriate spatial conditions for those activities. Further, the system should be able to adapt to changing conditions and update the generated proposal based on feedback from actual construction and alternative parameters from designers.