Climbing The Adaptation Planning Ladder: Barriers And Enablers In Municipal Planning, 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 ...
Ecoscience + Art Initiative: Designing A New Paradigm For College Education, Scholarship, And Service, 2015 George Mason University
Ecoscience + Art Initiative: Designing A New Paradigm For College Education, Scholarship, And Service, Changwoo Ahn
The STEAM Journal
The paper presents a new initiative, EcoScience + Art, which blooms at George Mason University. The creator explains the background, history, and recent activities of the initiative, and also introduces an on-going special project called “The Rain Project”, a student participatory project to design, construct, and monitor a green infrastructure (i.e., floating wetland) for sustainable stormwater management on campus. The special project is geared to design and present a new paradigm to integrate college education, scholarship, and service. The relevance of the initiative and the special project to STEAM education is discussed.
Constructing Terroir: Architectural Mitigation In Mono-Economies At Risk To Climate Change, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Constructing Terroir: Architectural Mitigation In Mono-Economies At Risk To Climate Change, Geneva Margaret Hill
Climate change will have enormous implications for the future of architecture and design at all scales. Architectural discourse has recently focused mainly on preparing major cities to become the future sustainable centers of living for the world. Little has been discussed, however, about the future of smaller communities on the periphery and the implications of their loss to the diverse American cultural landscape.
Napa Valley contains many communities threatened by a changing climate. Napa Valley plays a major role in America’s culture as the heart of American winemaking. The success in Napa Valley wine is deeply rooted to the ...
Layers Of Staro Sajmište [Re]Opening Dialog, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Layers Of Staro Sajmište [Re]Opening Dialog, Jared Samuel Wilkins
This research analyzes and tests the application of a process driven memorial intervention on the contested territory of Staro Sajmište, Novi Belgrade’s former 1937 International Exposition Fairgrounds that was adapted into a concentration camp in 1941. Today, Staro Sajmište exists as makeshift living for an impoverished community. Traditional memorial and conservation efforts have been attempted on the site over the last 60 years; however, none have achieved an appropriate depth of impact. I propose to revisit Staro Sajmište through an intervention not recognized as a literal memorial, but rather as the transformation and re-appropriation of the urban fabric into ...
Forgotten Infrastructure: The Future Of The Industrial Mundane, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Forgotten Infrastructure: The Future Of The Industrial Mundane, Whitney Ann Manahan
The typical cycle of industrial use, disuse, and abandonment is no longer acceptable or feasible. This thesis investigates phased remediation and conversion of petrochemical structures and their respective sites with the intention of increasing both the socioeconomic vitality and environmental quality of the area.
The oil silo is an intriguing object and industrial artifact. Being close to one of these massive structures is captivating and there is something truly exciting and thought provoking about inhabiting a space that was clearly not meant for humans. These are qualities that provide opportunities to connect people with a site and create a place ...
Investigation On The Soundscape Preference And Perception Of Highlands Environment: A Preliminary Study, Nazli Che Din, Engku Mastura Engku Ahmad, Hazreena Hussein
Highland environment is one of the popular tourist destinations because it holds a rich array of natural resources. However, the economic and development growth of highlands gave potential effect of biological wealth and environment surrounding. Noise pollution in developing highland area could intrude the ability to comprehend of natural and environmental sounds. As preliminary, the main objective of this research is to identify factors and elements that characterise the soundscape in three selected green areas on highland environment. The research was carried out through a series of field measurement and audio-visual experiment. At the first stage of the study, the ...
Outdoor Art League Of Louisville - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 2914), 2015 Western Kentucky University
Outdoor Art League Of Louisville - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 2914), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2914. Form letter soliciting funds for the Zachary Taylor Memorial Lane Committee of the Outdoor Art League of Louisville. The letter, from committee chairman Mrs. Charles D. Greer, laments the neglect of the tomb of President Zachary Taylor near Louisville, Kentucky, and outlines the Committee’s intent to construct an entrance to a “Memorial Lane” leading from Brownsboro Road to the monument at the cemetery in which Taylor is interred.
Includes a rendering of the proposed entrance.
Measuring The Influence That Components Have On Pedestrian Route Choice In Activated Alleys, 2015 California Polytechnic State University
Measuring The Influence That Components Have On Pedestrian Route Choice In Activated Alleys, Samuel Hirsher Gross
Master's Theses and Project Reports
This paper explores how cities have integrated formal planning into improving public space. Through a review of literature on the topic, this the paper identifies the potential design has to renovate narrow streets and alleys, within the public right of way. By preforming an assessment of plans and programs, this paper identifies the common themes or components that have been used by planners, architects, and engineers to improve the urban environment for pedestrians. Based on this information, a pilot study was created to measure the influence the most common components have on pedestrian route choice. The results are then compared ...
Rising With The Water, 2015 Rhode Island School of Design
Rising With The Water, Xi Yang
Under predictions of sea level rise in the next hundred years, this thesis looks at South Boston as an experiment for coastal community development in response to the rising water. South Boston shares issues facing many other coastal communities, including potential risk of flooding and adaptive beach occupations. This body of work primarily investigates innovative strategies to work with the rising water and form sand dunes that will protect the neighborhood from daily floods in 2100, continue providing secure access to the beach, and encourage new public engagements at the waterfront.
Springfield, Nebraska Urban Design Master Plan, 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Springfield, Nebraska Urban Design Master Plan, Tonya K. Carlson
Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects
Sarpy County has been experiencing rapid growth over the past several decades. Seeing the effects of rapid growth in other communities in Sarpy County, Springfield, Nebraska chose to be proactive in shaping the growth and aesthetics of their community. The Urban Design Master Plan is a measure taken by the city to ensure Springfield is fully ready for further growth. The purpose of this professional project is to provide Springfield with a tool that will help guide and influence future development.
The project begins by researching the history of Springfield. The community has remained relatively small in population, compared to ...
Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, 2015 Western Kentucky University
Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College Of Science And Engineering
Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications
No abstract provided.
Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, 2015 Western Kentucky University
Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashone S. Wells, College Of Health And Human Services
Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications
No abstract provided.
The Role Of Landscape Architecture In Sub-Saharan Africa, 2015 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Role Of Landscape Architecture In Sub-Saharan Africa, Nell Mary Patterson
Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
Landscape architecture is an emerging practice in the developing world. It is not, however, an established and well known profession. Developing countries, such as those in Sub-Saharan Africa, could benefit from the services that landscape architects provide for society and the built environment. This research addresses where the profession of landscape architecture currently is in Sub-Saharan Africa and speculates where it could go in the future. The International Federation of Landscape Architects held the 2008 Africa Forum in Dubai in order to record the observations of several prominent landscape architecture professionals and students. This research expands on those observations and ...
The Campaign For Urban Eco-Literacy: Communicating Ecological Principles In The Urban Landscape, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
The Campaign For Urban Eco-Literacy: Communicating Ecological Principles In The Urban Landscape, Whitney Suzanne Tidd
Though built by humans, a native species to the planet, the city is often seen as something unnatural. Cities are perceived as being separate from nature. Humans may think of “nature” as places that are separate from where they live and work. Organisms thrive and biological processes persist in urbanized environments in spite of the concrete, air, water pollution, dense human population and otherwise seemingly harsh conditions. This condition of the city as nature illustrates the ecological principles of survival, adaptation and resilience. Through a deeper understanding of these complex interconnections between other organisms, our physical surroundings and ourselves, we ...
Adaptive Golf Course Redevelopment: Identity And Balance, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Adaptive Golf Course Redevelopment: Identity And Balance, Timothy Joseph Lysett
Unknown to much of the general public, the golf industry is currently in a state of ongoing retraction. One of the many outcomes of this retraction is the closing of hundreds of golf courses across the country, leaving many residential communities that where designed around these open green spaces lacking an integral part of their identity. The Calusa Country Club Community of Kendall Florida, is one such place.
Like many closed golf courses throughout the United States, Calusa is currently caught in a state of limbo. As the centerpiece of a master-planned residential community developed in 1970, the golf course ...
Integrating Engineering And Social Aspects In Selecting Stormwater Control Measures (Scms), 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Integrating Engineering And Social Aspects In Selecting Stormwater Control Measures (Scms), Maudy Indriani Budipradigdo
The Low Impact Development (LID) approach to stormwater management is rapidly becoming the required replacement for the traditional approach of development design, solely for peak runoff attenuation. Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs) used in LID designs are some combination of physical structures and /or agronomic practices designed to capture runoff, remove pollutants, promote groundwater recharge, and protect receiving streams from channel degradation. The LID approach has been studied and documented in many journals and design manuals, but we know of no comprehensive study that combines the engineering (hydrologic performance requirements) and social aspects (complementary requirements) of the approach. SCMs have historically ...
Addressing Nature Deficiency With Outdoor Classrooms, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Addressing Nature Deficiency With Outdoor Classrooms, Leah Ann Sullivan
Currently, a vast majority of elementary aged children are nature deficient.  They attend six to eight hours of school five days a week, have limited independent outdoor access due to safety concerns (example: congested neighborhoods with high traffic volume, a fear of being kidnapped, crime rates), health concerns like asthma, and spending more time indoors with technology devices. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, explains, "Nature-deficient disorder describes human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses."  This lack of experiences ...
Shelter Scape 7: Combining Regenerative And Earth Sheltered Practices For A New Housing Community In Massachusetts, 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Shelter Scape 7: Combining Regenerative And Earth Sheltered Practices For A New Housing Community In Massachusetts, Laura Gayle Keskula
Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects
Global Climate is projected to change significantly over the next decade. Given the potential impact of these changes, human relationships with the landscape will change. We as a people will have to re-evaluate our behaviors, activities and aesthetics; and our communities might have to re-assess and re-classify their current land use designations; as is the case potentially for Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton, Massachusetts. Under the projected climatic changes, the future snow making and sustaining ability of this mountain is of question and at potential risk; and these questions therefore beg the discussion of what to do instead with ...
The Crowd-Sourced Roadscape Project, 2015 Iowa State University
The Crowd-Sourced Roadscape Project, Emma Lorenz
Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
During the fall semester of 2014 the 32 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) students in the traveling Savanna Studio participated in a semester-long experimental “crowd-sourced” project that was designed to engage students in hands-on site-assessment/field research for 32 separate “roadscape” sites arrayed along the 7350 miles traveled by the students and faculty during two three-week excursions. The students divided responsibilities for inventory of particular aspects of the sites (e.g. physical properties, existing plant communities, materiality, cultural conditions, climate factors, phenomenological character, etc.), documented their assessments while on-site and then later shared the information among the group in cloud-based ...
Chicago Lakeside; A Study Of A Reclaimed Brownfield Site For A New Urban Community, 2015 Iowa State University
Chicago Lakeside; A Study Of A Reclaimed Brownfield Site For A New Urban Community, Rose Tashjian, Alex Robinson
Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression
As landscape architecture students, we have conducted research on the Lakeside Development plot of land on the South Side of Chicago and created our own designs intended to create a captivating space on a 500-acre undeveloped site on Lake Michigan. This site, a former steel mill, is now classified as a brownfield. The history of this land created design restrictions dealing with soil quality, plant growth, and structural stability. Our research about the history of the site, current conditions, demographics, and infrastructure lead us to design strategies for neighborhood revitalization and brownfield reconstruction. Our findings and design specifications are expressed ...