Today's architects, planners and urban designers are tasked with the goal of the revitalization of cities and the primary ring of neighborhoods which surround them. These neighborhoods are vital to the life of the city and due to the phenomena of suburbanization many lay dormant as dismal reminders of the once prosperity of the city. The purpose of this exploration is to create a model for the revitalization of urban neighborhoods by looking at the role of dwelling in the process of revitalization. The idea that an urban dwelling is not just your home but it is a series of connected environments which are used by a person is the basis for redesigning these derelict urban neighborhoods. Studying how these environments can form community by fostering interaction among its users is vital to understanding how urban neighborhoods work as a unified whole in supporting the city.
Nelson, Zachary, "The Modern Urban Neighborhood: the Role of Dwelling in Neighborhood Revitalization" (2015). Architecture Theses. 101.