2ha: the journal of suburban design #16
2ha #16 considers the edge city: collating existing analysis, offering new methods and insights, as well as proposing alternative visions of future transformation.
In part one, a definition of the edge city is proposed; one based on a review of the existing literature and previous methods of identification. In part two, the issue of scale is discussed in relation to future edge city development. In part three, some background to the studio and site selection is provided. This establishes the foundation for the student work which follows. This selection of projects includes original research and considered design proposals for how an emerging edge city district could be transformed in the not-so-distant future.
2ha #16 includes work undertaken as part of the module ‘Urban Design Studio’ (ARCT40690), within the Masters in Urban Design and Planning programme at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD.
urban design, UCD studio, suburbanisation, edge city, defining, locating, designing, metropolitan design, block design, inclusive walkability, industrial intensification, keeping above water, uncovering connectivity, city edge, Ballymount, Naas Road, SDCC, South Dublin County Council, Greenhills, Sandyford, Leopardstown, Tallaght, Dublin City, Ranelagh, Blackrock, Dún Laoghaire, Broombridge, boundary, NACE, sururban employment clusters, density, morphology, scale