Date of Graduation

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Architecture

Advisor

Newman, Winifred Elysse

Reader

Terry, Laura

Second Reader

DeWitt, Dylan

Third Reader

Zachary

Fourth Reader

Grewe

Abstract

Starting after the industrial revolution, the city has increasingly represented the spatial components of capitalism and has increasingly been conceived of as a built form of capital. To understand the lineage of ideas that has led to the current understanding of the city, this study creates a genealogy of theories that cites six significant projects starting with the Garden City in 1898 and concluding with the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal in 2002. The spatial components of capitalism; production, consumption, and housing are used as an index to better understand the socioeconomic influence of capitalism on the city as well as the spatial implications. Each of the six projects take a theoretical position relative to capitalism and a position on the ideological role of the planner. Three projects; the Decentralized City, No-Stop City, and Parc de La Villette, are discussed in greater depth while the other three are mentioned in support of the idea of lineage.

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