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Climbing The Adaptation Planning Ladder: Barriers And Enablers In Municipal Planning, Elisabeth M. Hamin, Nicole Gurran 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Climbing The Adaptation Planning Ladder: Barriers And Enablers In Municipal Planning, Elisabeth M. Hamin, Nicole Gurran

Elisabeth M. Hamin

Local municipal governments have a crucial role in helping communities adapt to climate change. Recognizing different levels of climate preparedness, this chapter analyzes what steps communities tend to follow when they move forward on climate adaptation, including prerequisites for planning and the selection of policies. Drawing on content analyses of local climate adaptation plans from the United States (US) and Australia, as well as interviews with municipal planners in both nations, the chapter explores the adaptation policy choices communities are making and explains the range of strategies local governments have used to move forward on a ‘ladder’ of climate adaptation ...


Assessing The Urban Forest Values An Institutional Sector Approach, Anthony M. Rodriguez Ph.D. 2015 Texas Southern University

Assessing The Urban Forest Values An Institutional Sector Approach, Anthony M. Rodriguez Ph.D.

Anthony M Rodriguez Ph.D.

The poster present the foundation of a study in progress that demonstrates and maps the urban forest values. Using ARCGIS the paper will model social change and the potential for expanding or not the natural environment focusing on the values and the projected change based on the sectors position in reference to the sustainability and more specifically the urban forest. With ArcGIS the paper will demonstrate values and social change potential by analyzing and relating community survey responses to the spatial change.


Gla-Moo-Rous, Rebecca Soja 2015 Syracuse University

Gla-Moo-Rous, Rebecca Soja

Architecture Thesis Prep

T

he contention of this thesis

is that architecture designed

for consumption currently

contributes to distancing

consumers from a relationship

with food (speci

fi cally looking at

beef) by emphasizing commercial

attitudes and commodities and

failing to participate in earlier

production and processing phases.

If architecture and spatial or visual

relationships have the ability to

entice through masking, then

there must be potential for design

throughout the food chain- from

farm to fork- with the agency to

do the opposite: contribute to a

more transparent food system and

perhaps even more sustainable

alternatives. With increasing

demand for a transparent

food ...


Evaluation Of Cultural Ecosystem Aesthetic Value Of The State Of Nebraska By Mapping Geo-Tagged Photographs From Social Media Data Of Panoramio And Flickr, Richard Wagner Figueroa Alfaro 2015 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Evaluation Of Cultural Ecosystem Aesthetic Value Of The State Of Nebraska By Mapping Geo-Tagged Photographs From Social Media Data Of Panoramio And Flickr, Richard Wagner Figueroa Alfaro

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Ecosystems and human beings are inter-related. People receive benefits from ecosystems named Ecosystem Services such as provisioning, regulating, supporting, and cultural services. Aesthetic value from cultural services is the interaction of people with the environment related to natural beauty. Over the time, traditional approaches for evaluating aesthetic value have been developed.

The main goal of this thesis was to evaluate the aesthetic value in Nebraska by using social media data from Panoramio and Flickr since they became a huge source of information available for multiple uses. We analyzed the clusters of pictures with the location of potential areas of aesthetic ...


Use Of Accessory Dwelling Units As A Housing Strategy: A Case Study Of Lawrence, Kansas, Travis M. Hulse 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Use Of Accessory Dwelling Units As A Housing Strategy: A Case Study Of Lawrence, Kansas, Travis M. Hulse

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Accessory dwelling units have long been utilized as an alternative strategy of homeowners within single-family neighborhoods of the United States in response to changing needs in living arrangements. The American Planning Association defines an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) as either a self-contained living area located within the walls of an existing home or a freestanding structure on the same lot as the principal dwelling unit. While it is difficult to accurately identify all of the municipalities that allow the creation of ADUs in single-family neighborhoods, their presence was long established prior to the enactment of zoning regulations in cities across ...


Materialism: The Search For Something More, Nolan S. Golgert 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Materialism: The Search For Something More, Nolan S. Golgert

Theses from the Architecture Program

“Part of our troubles results from the tendency to ascribe to architects – or, for that matter, to all specialists – exceptional insight into problems of living when, in truth, most of them are concerned with problems of business and prestige. Besides, the art of living is neither taught nor encouraged in this country. We look at it as a form of debauch. Little aware that its tenets are frugality, cleanliness, and a general respect for creation, not to mention Creation.”

– Bernard Rudofsky (Rudofsky, 1964)

– Life is complicated – because of this, specialists derive narratives as readings for the living. Too often, these ...


Improving Active Transportation Data In Hias With Automated Counters: Lessons From Ca, William W. Riggs 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Improving Active Transportation Data In Hias With Automated Counters: Lessons From Ca, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

Quantifying the active transportation by biking and walking through counts is an important part of developing policy and intervention to mitigate risk and encourage active lifestyles. Numerous studies have evaluated the different methods of counting bicycles and pedestrians, but very little work has evaluated actual cases of how they fit into active transportation programs and health impact assessments (HIAs).

The purpose of this study was to study validates the results of those studies looking at the reliability of results gathered as a part of two California projects and how they fit into existing planning and health assessment programs. Automated counters ...


City Of San Luis Obispo, Open Space Survey, William W. Riggs, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson, Kelsey Stefen, Lance Knox 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City Of San Luis Obispo, Open Space Survey, William W. Riggs, Megyn Rugh, Camille Jackson, Kelsey Stefen, Lance Knox

City & Regional Planning Studios, Projects and White Papers

The City of San Luis Obispo (SLO) has eleven official public open spaces. Managing these places presents a challenge in providing top-tier environmental stewardship, while also accommodating passive recreational use and access, in an era of fiscal limitations and competing priorities. Given that reality and the changing population dynamics in the US, providing equal access to these facilities is of increasing importance, whether by car, bike, on foot or via public transit. These open spaces provide value (environmental, economic and social) primarily to residents, as well as visitors, and gaining a data-driven understanding of that value was a primary goal ...


Designing A Child Participated Building Evaluation Tool: A Review Of Literature (Naghmeh Pak And Andrea Wheeler), Andrea S. Wheeler, Naghmeh Pak 2015 Iowa State University

Designing A Child Participated Building Evaluation Tool: A Review Of Literature (Naghmeh Pak And Andrea Wheeler), Andrea S. Wheeler, Naghmeh Pak

Andrea S. Wheeler

Because the foundation of an individual’s health and well-being is laid in their childhood, evaluating health and comfort factors in the environments in which children live is essential. Children have a different perspective on design quality and define comfort differently from that of adults, but schools are generally designed without consultation with children. School is a designed setting that a child resides in on a daily basis, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child argues that it is simply a matter of a child’s right to be consulted about his or her day-to-day environment ...


Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association 2015 Marshall University

Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association

Appalink

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Student Spotlight On Research And Outreach Proceedings, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 2015 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Student Spotlight On Research And Outreach Proceedings, Suny College Of Environmental Science And Forestry

Student Spotlight on Research

ESF's annual Spotlight Symposium is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research and community service projects. The Spotlight is a student poster session highlighting scholarly efforts.


"Sustainable And Green Architecture" (With Stephen Hoff And Naghmeh Pak) Celt Teaching Poster Symposium, Campanile Room Of The Memorial Union, Andrea S. Wheeler, Stephen Hoff, Naghmeh Pak 2015 Iowa State University

"Sustainable And Green Architecture" (With Stephen Hoff And Naghmeh Pak) Celt Teaching Poster Symposium, Campanile Room Of The Memorial Union, Andrea S. Wheeler, Stephen Hoff, Naghmeh Pak

Andrea S. Wheeler

The CELT Teaching Partners program was an opportunity to develop a successful teaching approach for a new class: ARCH 558 Sustainable and Green Architecture, which I offered for the first time in Fall 2014. I adopted team-based and collaborative learning as a method especially appropriate for sustainable designers. This required team activities on research problems to solve, but the final research essay assignment remained an individual activity. The problem the class presented was one of evaluating the benefit of teamwork within the course objectives. In Fall Semester 2014 I inherited a course that had not been offered for more than ...


More Than One Way To Think About Urban Streets, John I. Gilderbloom, William W. Riggs 2015 University of Louisville

More Than One Way To Think About Urban Streets, John I. Gilderbloom, William W. Riggs

William W. Riggs

This op-ed discusses research into the differences between one-way and two-way street design, and how two-way streets are associated with fewer traffic accidents, less crime and abandonments, and increased housing prices.


Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer 2015 URS Corporation

Indygo Downtown Transit Center - Transforming Indianapolis, Ben Smith, Steve Robinson, Joe Fischer

Purdue Road School

The new IndyGo Downtown Transit Center will transform transit in downtown Indianapolis and offers lessons in transit planning, traffic planning, intermodal connectivity, public engagement, and pedestrian access. This presentation will give an overview of the facility and then focus on attributes of the facility and of the design process that might offer useful lessons to other transit projects, including those of a smaller scale


Arm4 - A Working Guide - Section B - Preliminaries, Tony Cunningham 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Arm4 - A Working Guide - Section B - Preliminaries, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

This paper is a companion to Section B – Preliminaries of the Agreed Rules of Measurement 4th Edition (2009) and is provided as a guide to help better understanding of ARM and to clarify its contents. It is hoped that it may remove some of the disagreements which can arise on construction projects due to differences of interpretation. The paper follows ARM sequence, stating the rules first and following these with notes and commentary on the individual rules.

Because contractual terms and arrangements are a central concern of the preliminaries bill, this paper has been written with a particular focus ...


Ciudades En Construcción Permanente ¿Destino De Casas Para Todos?, Jaime F. Erazo Espinosa Arq., Teolinda Bolívar Arq., Marcelo Rodríguez Mancilla Psic. 2015 El Colegio de México, A.C. (Colmex)

Ciudades En Construcción Permanente ¿Destino De Casas Para Todos?, Jaime F. Erazo Espinosa Arq., Teolinda Bolívar Arq., Marcelo Rodríguez Mancilla Psic.

Jaime F. Erazo Espinosa

Es un placer presentar el Volumen II de la Colección Ciudades de la Gente titulado "Ciudades en construcción permanente ¿Destino de casas para todos?". Esta Colección nace de la convicción y la necesidad de guardar la memoria de un proceso de trabajo sobre dos temas de importancia para América Latina y El Caribe como son el hábitat popular y la inclusión social; tópicos con nombres tan propios en cada lugar de nuestra región –favelas, villas miseria, pueblos jóvenes, etc.- pero con disfunciones y sobreposiciones tan generales que nos fuerzan a verlos iguales; y es que la visión que de ellos ...


Mackinley Ryce Donaldson Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, MacKinley Ryce Donaldson 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University

Mackinley Ryce Donaldson Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, Mackinley Ryce Donaldson

Interior Design Senior Projects

Most people consider Interior Design to be a luxury and something that only the wealthy and privileged can afford. However, this is not the case; anyone with any budget can have a space that they are proud to call their own. While the wealthy do have the ability to pay to furnish a room without regard to cost, which is not a criteria that alone determines whether or not you have a wonderful space. A more economical family may have to be more prudent with their furnishings purchases, but they still have the right to a beautiful, enjoyable, comfortable home ...


Alexis Murphy Interior Design Senior Exhibit 2015, Alexis Murphy 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University

Alexis Murphy Interior Design Senior Exhibit 2015, Alexis Murphy

Interior Design Senior Projects

Philosophy

Embracing the elements of design with the elements of nature.

Healthy interiors must draw inspiration from nature through its light, color, and sustainability; creating therapeutic spaces for all users. It is crucial to bridge the gap between all fields of design and cultures, bringing the innovations of healthy interiors to our homes, businesses, hospitals, and all aspects of the design process.


Edward Pat Neal Iii Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, Edward Pat Neal III 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University

Edward Pat Neal Iii Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, Edward Pat Neal Iii

Interior Design Senior Projects

My design philosophy is to create an area that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but functional. Whether this is residential or commercial, I want you to feel comfortable about your surroundings. I want you to be able to enjoy the environment around you and feel right at home. This can be with commercial design also. I do not want someone to feel as if they are in a hospital. White walls feel institutional. I want to design places that make you feel at ease and comfortable, even if it is a place you do not necessarily want to be, such ...


Rani Penny Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, Rani Penny 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University

Rani Penny Senior Interior Design Exhibit 2015, Rani Penny

Interior Design Senior Projects

I believe it is human nature to want to change the world, to leave your mark. An interior designer has many options to do this through codes, sustainability, and collectively changing the way humans interact in a space. While the aesthetics and functionality of a space are the main goals of a design there are many opportunities to improve on a way of life and this is what I find most important.


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