Tempering the Temporary: Improving Thermal Comfort and Human Well-being in Relief Shelters

Tempering the Temporary: Improving Thermal Comfort and Human Well-being in Relief Shelters

By Joëlle Jahn (MDes ’17), Shreejay Tuladhar (MDes ’17); advised by Holly Samuelson, Martin Bechthold In a world rapidly moving towards urbanization, an immense strain…

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The Humid Threshold:  Cooling hot, humid climates via membrane dehumidification

The Humid Threshold: Cooling hot, humid climates via membrane dehumidification

By Pamela Cabrera; Advised by Jonathan GrinhamThe thesis centers on the design of a membrane screen for cooling hot, humid climates via dehumidification. Humidity drives the…

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The Vulnerability of Potable Water with Climate Change in Miami-Dade

The Vulnerability of Potable Water with Climate Change in Miami-Dade

by Pamela Cabrera (MDes ’19) An article based on this research was published on Bloomberg Businessweek in August 2018. The environmental exposure to Miami’s drinking water, once…

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Living Conservation

Living Conservation

by Mary Catherine Miller (MDes ’17) Prominent ecologists and biologists have published extensively on the power of movement in plants,  yet landscape architects tend to…

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Sovereignty on Stilts: Drawing a Genealogy of Extra-Territorial Urbanization along the Mudflats of the Tropical Belt

Sovereignty on Stilts: Drawing a Genealogy of Extra-Territorial Urbanization along the Mudflats of the Tropical Belt

“Self-constructed cities, commonly referred to as informal settlements, are the product of culturally driven individual and communal initiatives. Informal settlements evolve without prescribed planning, design,…

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