The Myth of Master Planning: More than Urban Design: a Comparative Analysis of the Master-Planned Affordable Housing Developments Stuyvesant Town and Regent Park
thesisposted on 25.05.2021, 07:15 by Tneshia Pages
This paper explores the role of urban planning policy, urban housing policy, and urban design on master planning. Though master planning as a concept has historically been tied to urban design, this paper argues that this notion is fundamentally flawed, and that urban planning policy and housing policy play an equally important role. This topic is explored through a case study analysis of Stuyvesant Town and Regent Park, master-planned affordable housing projects in New York City and Toronto, Ontario. With a focus on process, policy, and design, this paper will discuss how interpretations of master planning in New York and Toronto influenced the development of both housing projects. A comparative analysis of both projects highlights the multi-faceted nature of master planning, and demonstrate the importance of urban planning policy, housing policy, and urban design ideologies to master planning.
DegreeMaster of Planning
Granting InstitutionRyerson University
LAC Thesis TypeThesis
Housing -- New York (State) -- New York -- PlanningHousing -- Ontario -- Toronto -- PlanningStuyvesant Town (New York, N.Y.)Regent Park (Toronto, Ont.)City planning -- Ontario -- TorontoPublic housing -- New York (State) -- New YorkPublic housing -- Ontario -- TorontoLow-income housing -- New York (State) -- New YorkLow-income housing -- Ontario -- Toronto