Unpaving Paradise : Envisioning a Healthy Hialeah
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CitationD'Amico, Christopher. 2021. Unpaving Paradise : Envisioning a Healthy Hialeah. Master's thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
AbstractHialeah is a city of “unhealthy” urban character in terms of green coverage, economic opportunity, and medical care; however, its strong sense of community and interpersonal “weak ties” could help overcome these characteristics with reinvigorated participation for a reformulation of the city. Imageability as a method of participation invites the minds of community members acting as designers to formulate a strategy for the health of their own city, ascertaining “what does a healthy Hialeah look like?” This relationship between individuals in the act of imageability is not merely a connection, or even many connections, rather it is defined by an exponential almost intangible network of relations and actions, known to us as complexity. The fruits of this discussion on imageability and health are integrated and designed into a framework for Hialeah that challenges its health infrastructure by redesigning a connective network centered on a synthetic urban orchard.
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