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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

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dc.rights.license Author Retains All Rights en_NZ
dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Daniel
dc.contributor.advisor Connolly, Peter
dc.contributor.author Katsougiannis, Mihali
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-24T03:17:57Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T19:53:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-24T03:17:57Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T19:53:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2016
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/30000
dc.description.abstract Around the world lie dormant landscapes, altered by mankind and subsequently abandoned. Often these sites contain cultural significance that UNESCO works endlessly to protect, conserve and manage; but what of the sites they cannot, as for example ruins from our own time that have not yet gained the official moniker ‘heritage site’? What is to become of them? Will they become lost to time, or can Landscape Architecture provide the necessary incision to ensure their survival? In the abandoned Greek town of Levissi, Turkey – deserted and displaced by a devastating war – thistles have taken over the city, the houses conquered by weeds and thorn bushes. Without a viable plan to preserve the site, the town has been left to slowly decay; this thesis explores how landscape architecture can help prevent the further destruction of Levissi, preserving both the landscape and its story – by integrating resilience with narrative design –for future generations to help them remember this event so that it may never happen again. This thesis investigates how Landscape Architecture can help to mitigate the environmental weathering of culturally significant ruins and help to prolong their life with the use of contemporary interventions that can serve as the catalyst for further revitalization of these abandoned sites. This thesis proposes that through contemporary design we can create a humble palimpsest born out of admiration for a site – not from the simple goal to preserve, but to understand the place – which in turn can enable a culturally significant contemporary landscape to survive and provide the foundation for it to become a protected World Heritage Site in the future. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights Access is restricted to staff and students only. For information please contact the Library. en_NZ
dc.subject Cultural Heritage en_NZ
dc.subject UNESCO en_NZ
dc.subject Landscape Architecture en_NZ
dc.subject Narrative en_NZ
dc.subject Resiliency en_NZ
dc.title Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
dc.date.updated 2016-10-29T05:08:08Z
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 950305 Conserving Natural Heritage en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 1 PURE BASIC RESEARCH en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_NZ

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