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Green Infrastructure Practices In The City Of Atlanta, Justin Brightharp 2016 Georgia State University

Green Infrastructure Practices In The City Of Atlanta, Justin Brightharp

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Claiming Market Place, Michael J. Abate, Alex Hentnik, Cameron J. Roach, Christopher M. Rucinski, Taylor Shulda, Nicholas McMenamin, Andrew Woodward 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Claiming Market Place, Michael J. Abate, Alex Hentnik, Cameron J. Roach, Christopher M. Rucinski, Taylor Shulda, Nicholas Mcmenamin, Andrew Woodward

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

CLAIMING MARKET PLACE UMass Amherst Design Center in Springfield

Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning

The Senior Urban Design Studio developed a tangible vision for the revitalization of downtown Springfield through creating ideas for the underutilized Market Place block and reconnect it to the urban fabric. We carried out small-scale, temporary urban design installations as wayfinding interventions in the spirit of “tactical urbanism”. These interventions had a real target: the students’ work supported the opening of the Holiday Market in the Market Street block from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The interventions were taken one step further with the development of phased ...


Identity And Urban Design: The Path To Meaningfulness In The City Of Concepción., Laura Yazmin Rodriguez 2016 Universidad Austral de Chile

Identity And Urban Design: The Path To Meaningfulness In The City Of Concepción., Laura Yazmin Rodriguez

Focus

In her research leading to this article, Laura Rodriguez studied the urban design and place making qualities of the University of Concepción campus in Chile. Based on interviews with a select group of experts and field observations, the results indicate that the campus' strong meaning within the city image is partly due to its original conception as an overall consistent project and as part of the city grid and life.


The Cerdà Plan For The Expansion Of Barcelona: A Model For Model City Planning, Judith Urbano 2016 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

The Cerdà Plan For The Expansion Of Barcelona: A Model For Model City Planning, Judith Urbano

Focus

Modern city planning started with the Industrial Revolution and the scientific advances of the 􀀔􀀜19th Century. At the time, Catalan engineer Idelfons Cerdà coined the word "urbanism” as a new and necessary science to deal with cities, having three major preoccupations:􀀝 hygiene, traffic, and equality. In this article, Judith Urbano discusses Cerda's plan for the expansion of Barcelona and why it is considered an icon of modern planning􀀑


2015 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], WKU Office of Sustainability, Christian Ryan-Downing 2016 Western Kentucky University

2015 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], Wku Office Of Sustainability, Christian Ryan-Downing

Christian Ryan

2015 was a great year for WKU Sustainability, marked by significant new initiatives, special recognitions, and continued progress in advancing sustainability in the way Hilltoppers live, learn, and work. This report highlights the sustainability accomplishments of WKU students, faculty, staff, the Office of Sustainability, and the campus community in 2015.


2012 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], Christian Ryan-Downing, WKU Office of Sustainability 2016 Western Kentucky University

2012 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], Christian Ryan-Downing, Wku Office Of Sustainability

Christian Ryan

The Office of Sustainability has occupied the house at 503 Regents for approximately four months. The space is used to house the Big Red Bikes mechanic shop and program, and other programs and activities. Eight students work in the Office of Sustainability in various roles including bike mechanic, student assistant, four PowerSave Interns, a student “handy-man” who works on various physical improvements, and a student that is completing his Honors Thesis on the project. Much of the past four months have been spent setting up the bike shop, painting, installation of walkway and way finding sign, and otherwise improving the ...


2013 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], WKU Office of Sustainability, Christian Ryan-Downing 2016 Western Kentucky University

2013 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], Wku Office Of Sustainability, Christian Ryan-Downing

Christian Ryan

No abstract provided.


2014 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], WKU Office of Sustainability, Christian Ryan-Downing 2016 Western Kentucky University

2014 Sustainability Report [Western Kentucky University], Wku Office Of Sustainability, Christian Ryan-Downing

Christian Ryan

No abstract provided.


James Joyce's Model Dublin, Barry Sheehan 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

James Joyce's Model Dublin, Barry Sheehan

Academic Articles

“You are walking through it howsomever. I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short times of space.” (Joyce,1986, p.31).

James Joyce wrote about Dublin from a position of exile. He created a model Dublin, one in which he mixed people and places, events and activities, real and imagined and combined them into a city that suited his own ends.

This imagined city has been examined remotely in a multiplicity of ways, and by people in a way that the real city has not. One can ask whether it is Dublin ...


Developing An Ecological Sanitation Transect, Ian Kolesinskas 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Developing An Ecological Sanitation Transect, Ian Kolesinskas

Masters Theses May 2014 - current

A sanitation problem exists for people across the globe: basic human waste collection and treatment is inaccessible to much of the world’s population; and the status-quo gray infrastructure system of sanitation is unsustainable and unsuitable for widespread application. A paradigm shift is needed: this thesis makes the case for developing an Ecological Sanitation Transect to bring back the closed loop that connects consumption, waste excretion, sanitation, and food production. The Ecological Sanitation Transect is a synthesis of ecological sanitation, where human excreta is reused, and the urban transect, where development density is conceptualized along a continuum from rural to ...


The Woods Is A More Free Space For Children To Be Creative; Their Imagination Kind Of Sparks Out There’: Exploring Young Children’S Cognitive Play Opportunities In Natural, Manufactured And Mixed Outdoor Preschool Zones, Zahra Zamani 2015 Selected Works

The Woods Is A More Free Space For Children To Be Creative; Their Imagination Kind Of Sparks Out There’: Exploring Young Children’S Cognitive Play Opportunities In Natural, Manufactured And Mixed Outdoor Preschool Zones, Zahra Zamani

Zahra Zamani

Outdoor preschools are critical for children’s play and development.
Integrating observational and interview methods, this study examined
four-to-five-year-old children’s cognitive play experiences in an outdoor
preschool with natural, mixed and manufactured zones. (more in the pdf.file)


Young Children’S Preferences: What Stimulates Children’S Cognitive Play In Outdoor Preschools?, Zahra Zamani 2015 Selected Works

Young Children’S Preferences: What Stimulates Children’S Cognitive Play In Outdoor Preschools?, Zahra Zamani

Zahra Zamani

A number of studies have identified childcare environments as significant resources for children’s
development, learning through play, and contact with nature. However, there is a lack of knowledge about
how, from a child’s perspective, specific outdoor physical environments in preschools stimulate children’s
cognitive play. Emphasizing on the value of listening to children, this study reports the perspectives of 22, 4-
to 5-year-olds.


Caution: Line-Of-Sight In Icu Designs, Diane C. Bartos 2015 University of San Francisco

Caution: Line-Of-Sight In Icu Designs, Diane C. Bartos

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

It has been estimated that by the end of 2015, the U.S. will spend approximately $200 billion in new healthcare facilities construction. Infection prevention, patient and family satisfaction, and technologies influence contemporary designs of critical care units. All of these impacts have created larger patient care units, with a majority of single patient rooms. These larger spaces have created challenges for the clinicians to maintain the line-of-sight. The line-of-sight is one tool clinicians often use to maintain patient safety.

Since the seminal publication by the Institute of Medicine in 1999, patient safety concerns have escalated after revealing numerous deaths ...


Performative Design: Investigating Form In The Natural And Capitalist Environment, John Santoro 2015 Selected Works

Performative Design: Investigating Form In The Natural And Capitalist Environment, John Santoro

John Santoro MD

"Rethinking the design process from conception and allowing natural forces, such as wind, solar exposure, and rainfall to drive the initial design will generate a structurally and environmentally efficient form."


Creating Healthy Schools: Identifying The Positive Impacts Of Practicing Sustainable Interior Design In Education Facilities, Deborah Lindsey Ketchum 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Creating Healthy Schools: Identifying The Positive Impacts Of Practicing Sustainable Interior Design In Education Facilities, Deborah Lindsey Ketchum

Theses from the Architecture Program

A significant amount of research identifies a relationship between the physical environment of educational facilities and how the design can positively or negatively impact teachers, staff and students. Evidence indicates that America’s school facilities are outdated, decaying, and need repair. This presents an opportunity for interior design professionals to create high-quality learning environments through an emphasis on sustainable design practices.

This thesis examines interior spaces of two high school buildings in North Mississippi. Site A incorporated sustainable design principles while Site B did not. To limit influential variables, the two sites were selected because of the location and similar ...


Animal Cities: Post-Human Urban Wildness, Jing Huang 2015 Syracuse University

Animal Cities: Post-Human Urban Wildness, Jing Huang

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis contends that architecture should be designed in a way to foster closer human-animal relationships. Cities are typically designed solely with the human in mind, and over time, animals have been pushed out of the city, decreasing biodiversity. Peoples’ tendency is to separate themselves and domesticate animals, resulting in sterile and tame urban centers. This is a result of the different attitudes humans have cultivated towards animals; dirty/clean, pleasant/annoying, useful/useless, harmless/dangerous, awe/disgust, etc., and utilizing architecture as means of filtering the presence of those that are beneficial to us, rendering animals as an afterthought ...


Wonderland, Jessica Ordaz, Stephanie Tager 2015 Syracuse University

Wonderland, Jessica Ordaz, Stephanie Tager

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis intends to explore and analyze the environmental, spatial, and architectural characteristics found within the timeless imaginary locations of children’s literature. Through tapping into these magnificent stories that are waiting to be imagined, visualized, and built, fresh and new learning environments can be created that flourish creativity and promote individuality. By translating the synergistic connection between a child and his/her favorite picture book and into the architecture of a space for learning, these narrative driven designs can render the wonderful and dreamy landscapes of fictional worlds in an unconventional way. Although merely stories and pictures, these famous ...


Absorbency In Tidal Resiliency, Shauna Strubinger 2015 Syracuse University

Absorbency In Tidal Resiliency, Shauna Strubinger

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis responds to the current threat of the impact of sea level rise on coastal population cities and proposes to create a blurred, absorbent condition, similar to the relationship between water and land.


A Comprehensive Public Open Space Categorization Using Classification System For Sustainable Development Of Public Open Spaces, Ashkan Nochian, Osman Mohd Tahir, Suhardi Maulan, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo 2015 university putra malaysia

A Comprehensive Public Open Space Categorization Using Classification System For Sustainable Development Of Public Open Spaces, Ashkan Nochian, Osman Mohd Tahir, Suhardi Maulan, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo

mrakhshandehroo@yahoo.com

Our quality of life significantly depends on open spaces. They offer facility provision for a wide range of social interactions and provide habitats for flora and fauna. A classification of spaces would be useful in preparing public open space policies and fulfilling structure plan. This study aims to propose a comprehensive open space categorization using classification system for Malaysia. A deep investigation in sources in Malaysia reveals that there is lack of comprehensive classification of open spaces and just a hierarchy of open spaces presented. A critical literature review were carried out for this study to understand the approches of ...


Discover Joyce's Dublin By Reading And Running, Barry Sheehan 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Discover Joyce's Dublin By Reading And Running, Barry Sheehan

Academic Articles

James Joyce told his friend Frank Budgen. “‘I want’ said Joyce, as we were walking down the Universitätstrasse, ‘to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book.’” (Budgen, 1960, p.67, 68).

This research looks at the relevance of Dublin to Joyce’s writings and to the relevance of Joyce’s writings to Dublin. It is concerned with the virtual Dublin of Joyce’s writings, the physical manifestation of Dublin over time, and the relationships between them.

Numerous scholars read and analyse ...


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