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Providence, RI Urban Design Studio Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spring ‘05 The story of Providence, Rhode Island, is dominated by rivers, Providence River and Woonasquatucket River, and highways, Interstate-95 and Interstate-195. The rivers and highways enclose the various city neighborhoods creating compact and identifiable districts. At the same time, the creation of districts reduces the contiguity in the urban fabric and patterns of urban activities. This study focuses on three districts - Capitol Hill, Downtown or Downcity, and Jewelry District. College Hill is another district, which is separated from these three districts by Providence River, is held together by the presence of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. Over the past decade, the City of Providence has pumped enormous public funds to reviving the river and creating a bustling event place around it, placing Providence on the arts and culture map. As a consequence, the river has been transformed
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