Title page for ETD etd-01152010-154531

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wirth, Amber Leigh
URN etd-01152010-154531
Title Healthy Building, People, Planet a Place for Learning and Play
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
  • Obesity
  • Sustainability
  • Education
Date of Defense 2009-09-04
Availability unrestricted
This Thesis attempts to question how the built environment affects public and planet health. I am particularly concerned with childhood obesity and how it is related to the affordability of neighborhoods, accessibility to public parks, availability of healthy food, and accountability for sustainability within our cities and suburbs. The architectural design proposal is an Elementary School, in Old Town Alexandria, that promotes learning through activity and play, is a living laboratory for environmental stewardship, and fosters a strong sense of community.

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