Show simple record

dc.contributor.authorMilne, Elizabeth
dc.description.abstractThis project investigates how the design of urban space might be influenced by the social phenomenon of homelessness. In central Auckland there are on average 150 homeless sleeping rough within a one kilometre radius of the Sky Tower. Homeless are drawn to the urban realm to receive social service support and to become absorbed within the public life of the city. Observations into what spaces homeless occupy and how they occupy them reveals a set of features including; alcoves, stairs, retail walls and bus shelters. These features form a basis for design that engages with the homeless. The underlying premise of this project is that Auckland’s homeless are worthy of attention in the design process. The aim of the project is to develop a set of design techniques that will assist with the design of public space to help achieve inclusiveness and greater social equity.en_NZ
dc.subjectdesign of public spaceen_NZ
dc.titleSpatial status: The homeless and urban spaceen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Landscape Architectureen_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMilne, E. (2011). Spatial status: The homeless and urban space. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Landscape Architecture). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalFoote, Hamish
unitec.institution.studyareaLandscape Architecture

Files in this item


This item appears in

Show simple record

© Unitec Institute of Technology, Private Bag 92025, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142