Patricia Moriel

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Honors Thesis


In Arlington, Texas there is a need for the city to accommodate the needs of its residents instead of the residents adapting to the infrastructure changes made which have subsequently resulted in a city without public transportation or places to convene. There is the opportunity for Arlington to transition and grow into a more sustainable city; however, all the steps the city has taken thus far has spawned a city that is not pedestrian friendly, automobile dependent and has a paucity of green spaces. By analyzing current conditions of Arlington, scholarly journals, literature, and the infrastructure of Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, and Dallas, this thesis examines an opportunity for change. Therefore, this paper will conduct case studies of four cities and propose design strategies for Arlington that incorporates transportation systems, increase of density, natural preserves, plazas, and entertainment amenities in a sustainable and inclusive format.

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