Capital Cost Comparisons Between Low Impact Development (Lid) And Conventional Stormwater Management Systems In Florida, 2013 University of South Florida
Capital Cost Comparisons Between Low Impact Development (Lid) And Conventional Stormwater Management Systems In Florida, Daniel C. Penniman, Mark Hostetler, Tatiana Borisova, Glenn Acomb
Low impact development (LID), an ecologically sensitive development strategy and stormwater management (SWM) method, is beginning to be implemented in more suburban and metropolitan projects. However, construction firms that work in Florida have been relatively slow to adopt LID. One significant reason being that many professionals in the development community believe LID practices raise the cost of construction compared to conventional, “pipe and pond” methods. Our objective for this study was to determine how specific capital costs differed between LID and conventional SWM methods. We surveyed a group of LID-experienced design professionals to collect cost data from projects that were ...
Understanding The Visual Language Of Design: A Hierarchical Approach To Gestalt Formalism, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Understanding The Visual Language Of Design: A Hierarchical Approach To Gestalt Formalism, Richard K. Sutton
Landscape Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity
For nearly a century the Bauhaus basic design program has gone in and out of fashion. Its Gestalt approach to seeing, ordering and teaching visual design largely remaining unchanged. Today many schools of art, architecture, and environmental design still incorporate its visual design elements and principles into their beginning courses. In those design studios a litany of words often describes visual phenomena and becomes the basis for manipulating or analyzing the visual environment. To the dismay of students, teachers, critics, artists and others who design or communicate about our visual world, this list of descriptors, depending on the user, never ...
Ecology Of Scale In Visual Landscape Assessments, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ecology Of Scale In Visual Landscape Assessments, Richard K. Sutton
Landscape Architecture Program: Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity
Background readings on scale plus twenty-three visual landscape assessment studies from 1968 to 2006 were examined to understand the nature and use of scale and its relationship to the visual environment. The objectives of this study were to: 1) describe the concept of scale as applied to visual assessments, 2) review scale use in selected visual assessments, and 3) identify issues that need further research to better integrate scale into visual landscape assessments and landscape ecological theory.
Basic concepts and features relating observers with landscape and scale required defining scale, bounding visibility, perceiving scale, seeing hierarchically, and visualizing grain and ...
Climate Change Adaptation: A Green Infrastructure Planning Framework For Resilient Urban Regions, 2013 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Climate Change Adaptation: A Green Infrastructure Planning Framework For Resilient Urban Regions, Yaser F. Abunnasr
Open Access Dissertations
The research explores multiple facets of a green infrastructure planning framework for climate change adaptation in urban regions. The research is organized in three distinct, but related parts. The first develops an adaptation implementation model based on triggering conditions rather than time. The approach responds to policy makers' reluctance to engage in adaptation planning due to uncertain future conditions. The model is based on planning and adaptation literature and applied to two case studies. Uncertainty during implementation may be reduced by incremental and flexible policy implementation, disbursing investments as needs arise, monitoring conditions, and organizing adaptation measures along no-regrets to ...
Social Vulnerability, Green Infrastructure, Urbanization And Climate Change-Induced Flooding: A Risk Assessment For The Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts, Usa, 2013 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
The History Of Trial Gardens, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
The History Of Trial Gardens, Hallie Schmidt
Horticulture and Crop Science
Essay explores the history of home gardening and seed industry in America and the conditions that led to the development of the All-America Selections.
Breaking The Fast Food Chain: Introducing Urban Agriculture To Foster Healthy Eating Habits In America, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Breaking The Fast Food Chain: Introducing Urban Agriculture To Foster Healthy Eating Habits In America, Justin Dean Bruno
Americans today know food well, but few fully understand where it comes from, the processes involved in its production and distribution, or the issues of unequal access to it. It is encouraging to see the presence of healthy food and sustainability as hot topics in our society, but we have not yet given everyone equal access to these benefits. Farmers’ markets, agritourism, and organic farms have begun to inspire a new generation about the advantages of healthy food, but the presence of food deserts haunts urban areas throughout the country. The lack of access to healthy food in the city ...
Addressing Local Development And Local Identity: Rethinking The Chapman Highway Corridor In South Knoxville, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Addressing Local Development And Local Identity: Rethinking The Chapman Highway Corridor In South Knoxville, William Edward Copeland
This thesis addresses the idea of identity within the landscape. The mechanisms that form identity, the representation of identity through both tangible and intangible forms, and the growth,evolution, and erosion of identity over time are all topics that help to inform the argument being made. Moving from an abstract ideal to a specific place, I will address the needs of a local Knoxville community that has come to struggle in recent years due to a loss of their identity within a regional context. Working to translate the mechanisms that foster a sense of identity into physical changes to the ...
Transit-Oriented Development: An Alternative To Sprawl, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Transit-Oriented Development: An Alternative To Sprawl, Troy Patrick Gardner
Transportation modes have historically influenced forms of growth. The personal automobile has perhaps had the most impact, producing a form of development known as sprawl. This unplanned form of development has become a predominate pattern of growth in many parts of America, which has brought about a number of social, economic, and environmental challenges. In addition to these challenges, sprawl often produces amebic forms without clearly defined centers. Instead, sprawl typically consists of low-density development, single-use zoning, and wide roads. This creates an environment that is almost exclusively designed for vehicles and dangerous for pedestrians. Because sprawl usually lacks an ...
Parametric Design And Artificial Wetlands’ Adaption In Landscape Design, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Parametric Design And Artificial Wetlands’ Adaption In Landscape Design, Xi Wang
The philosophy of sustainable development and design has become a widely accepted idea by today’s landscape architects. One of the most recent examples of a sustainable design trend is the application of the constructed wetland in an urban environment. By providing a water purification system for damaged water bodies and potential habitats for wildlife, artificial wetlands are considered as panacea to many cities challenged by water pollution and other ecological crisis. Yet artificial wetlands have obvious disadvantages and further improvements could still be made to them.
This Thesis will introduce basic information about artificial wetlands, their typology, advantages and ...
Translating The Cultural Landscape: A Chinese Garden In East Tennessee, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Translating The Cultural Landscape: A Chinese Garden In East Tennessee, Xue Yue
Cultural landscapes are valuable representations of humans’ interaction with nature. These world heritage sites should be protected since they are illustrations of the evolution of human society and settlement over time. However, many of the traditional ones are losing their impact under current physical constraints that are presented by their natural environments, or social, economic, and cultural forces. Based on today’s modern context of efficiency and simplicity, the vanishing legacy of these sites should be interpreted by extracting the essence rooted in the culture and translating it into distinctive but concise characteristics that can be used in modern landscape ...
Urban Agriculture Stormwater Management In California Cities, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
Urban Agriculture Stormwater Management In California Cities, Rachel L. Cohen
Master's Theses and Project Reports
Cities within California are beginning to incorporate urban agriculture into their land use designations. Prompted by residents and local organizations, cities are hoping to capture the benefits that urban agriculture provides. Research has shown that urban agriculture renews and beautifies neighborhoods, provides healthy food choices, increases public health, has the potential to help with stormwater runoff, creates jobs, and fosters community. In the last few years, several California cities have made headlines as they have adopted new zoning codes that include urban agriculture.
In reviewing these new zoning codes and exploring the topic of urban agriculture, it became evident that ...
Evidence Of Agrarian Urbanism: Land Use Preferences Of Residents Living On Small Acreage Farms Or Large Lots With Animal Rights In Cache Valley, Utah, Laurie B. Hurst
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Until the last half century, land development patterns in the Intermountain West were designed after the Mormon settlement pattern. With its gridiron streets and in-town farmsteads, this pattern gave families the opportunity to grow crops and raise a few animals on their one acre or less in town with the added advantage of having a social life. Over the last century, small farms have dwindled and large farms have increased in size. However, in the Intermountain West the farmstead tradition continues with families who grow gardens and raise animals on their large city lots, who value self-sufficiency, and who thrive ...
Off-Ramp: An Architecture Of Deceleration, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Off-Ramp: An Architecture Of Deceleration, Samuel Craig Adkisson
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Regional Planning Initiative For The Province Of Puerto Plata In The Dominican Republic: A Tourism Planning Framework For The Towns Of San Felipe De Puerto Plata And Sosua, Ana A. Baez Sarita
All Graduate Plan B and other Reports
The Dominican Republic has locations rich in cultural, historical, and ecological assets. One of these places is the province of Puerto Plata. Located in the northern region of the country, Puerto Plata was one of the first territories of America in which Christopher Columbus arrived in 1492. Built in the year of 1494 because of the second Spanish expedition arrival, La Isabela, the first new world’s Spanish village represents one of the many vital historical components of the province of Puerto Plata. The country has an economy largely based in the service sector. According to the U.S. Department ...
Encapsulating History Of Place, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Encapsulating History Of Place, Ashley Linn Lenentine
Architecture has the ability to reveal the culture and history of a place, to support the community and educate society. The design becomes the vessel that retains the history of the place and increases cultural appreciation throughout society. This thesis looks to reinterpret how design responds to a historic context and incorporates culture and memory into the method for new design. A place is an accumulation of layers that tell a story of the past and overlay conditions of the present that enhance the experience of the place. The site, context, history, and culture can be identified as various layers ...
Connection Through (Re)Use: Repurposing Kingsport, Tennessee's Industrial Landscapes, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Connection Through (Re)Use: Repurposing Kingsport, Tennessee's Industrial Landscapes, Patrick Nathan Osborne
This thesis seeks to promote industrial reuse and sustainable planning principles as catalysts for adaptive redesign of public space in Kingsport, Tennessee. During the middle to late decades of the 19th century, the southeastern United States experienced a period of extreme industrial acceleration, stemming from the mining, manufacturing, and transportation advances of the Industrial Revolution. Concurrently, a transatlantic transition toward utopian planning principles was being cultivated by Briton Ebenezer Howard under the Garden City movement. Garden cities were planned, carefully zoned communities, containing designated areas for commerce, industry, and living. In 1919, American landscape architect John Nolen developed a plan ...
Enhancing Community And Place Through A Suburban Retrofit, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Enhancing Community And Place Through A Suburban Retrofit, Luke Daniel Murphree
Suburban sprawl, characterized by low-density, scattered, single-use development, is an ever-increasing concern for the environment, economy, and sense of community and identity of cities today. Sprawling communities have been designed with poor neighborhood connectivity, a lack of walkability, and in isolation from public space, jobs, and schools, creating a place that is virtually devoid of social interaction and a distinguishing identity.
Suburbia constitutes roughly 75% of contemporary development in the United States. Many buildings in these suburban areas are either vacant or out of date, and demographic and market shifts indicate a growing demand for more diverse housing types and ...
Coalescing Memory, 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Coalescing Memory, Michael Christopher Housley
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
2013 Proceedings Of Fabos Conference On Landscape And Greenway Planning, 2013 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
2013 Proceedings Of Fabos Conference On Landscape And Greenway Planning, Mark S. Lindhult
Mark S Lindhult, FASLA
The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. The papers contained in this book highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning and describe how different countries are approaching greenway planning and tailoring them to each country’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances.