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Low-Impact Infrastructure: Development And Design Potential For Surface Application Alternatives For Subsurface Infrastructure In Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin, Michael R. Pace 2014 Utah State University

Low-Impact Infrastructure: Development And Design Potential For Surface Application Alternatives For Subsurface Infrastructure In Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin, Michael R. Pace

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

In sensitive and iconic landscapes, such as Yellowstone National Park’s Upper Geyser Basin, construction and expansion of visitor services is hindered, and often blocked, by the potential for environmental damage that could occur during the installation of subsurface utilities. These utilities, crucial to the success of development, require an alternative method of installation when placed in locations requiring special consideration and protection.

Yellowstone, in particular, is faced with the responsibility of protecting limited hydrothermal resources while also providing access to the general public. Sub-surface utilities threaten this responsibility due to the unknown nature of much of the subsurface

geology ...


Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-yu Hong 2014 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Freshwater Springs Preservation In Jejudo: Reinterpretation Of Springs As An Ethnological And Environmental Resource, Chang-Yu Hong

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research

On Jeju Island, there are many freshwater springs because it is a volcanic island with abundant precipitation and rainwater. While springs were once plentiful in the island, due to depletion and urbanization pressures, many of the traditional wood and rock structures and spaces surrounding springs have become severely deteriorated. Until the 1970s springs served as vital community resources for water provisioning for drinking and household use, agriculture and livestock. However, after most springs fell into disuse, hydraulic engineers have maintained Jeju’s springs with a concern for springs with strong flow and good water quality but disregarding human activities such ...


Ogden College News, Cheryl Stevens, Dean 2014 Western Kentucky University

Ogden College News, Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Children's Playscapes: Risk, Safety, And Creativity, Ngoc Doan 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Children's Playscapes: Risk, Safety, And Creativity, Ngoc Doan

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This project focuses on urban playgrounds in the Boston metropolitan area in Massachusetts. Since 1995, renovations implemented through the Boston Schoolyards Initiative (BSI) have transformed school playgrounds into more vibrant environments for children. Nonetheless, these playgrounds may provide further opportunities for innovative designs that help promote creativity.

In the twenty-first century, children seem to be more interested in exploring the world of digital technology rather than spending time outdoors. However, the outdoor environment provides a great medium for children to explore and learn along with other children, which cannot be experienced via technology. One of the challenges that prevents children ...


An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

Wilderness Park, located in Lancaster County, Nebraska, is a public park of unique ecological and historical value to the city of Lincoln and to the surrounding region. The natural and historical features of the park present an opportunity to communicate environmental and historical topics that are relevant on local, national, and global levels, as well as inspire a lively sense of pride in the community. The problem is that many topics relevant to Wilderness Park are not currently being interpreted at the park, and that there are relatively few interpretive resources available to park visitors.

The purpose of this project ...


Agri[Culture]: An Alternate Paradigm For The American Landscape, Melissa Erin Morris 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Agri[Culture]: An Alternate Paradigm For The American Landscape, Melissa Erin Morris

Masters Theses

Throughout the Appalachian region, one can experience the vast disappearance of the American landscape as we know it. Whether driving through the rugged coal mining towns of Virginia, or the suburban sprawl taking over the rural farmland of Tennessee, it becomes clear that this is a spreading epidemic. Without an appropriate balance of urban, suburban, and rural areas, we begin to loose the landscape which has always been so closely linked to this country’s cultural and physical identity.

This thesis focuses on the agrarian Appalachian culture with a proposal for a project rooted heavily in cultural identity. With programs ...


Recovering The Moca River: An Exploration Through Sustainable Strategies For Developing Countries, Marleny Santana Diaz 2014 Utah State University

Recovering The Moca River: An Exploration Through Sustainable Strategies For Developing Countries, Marleny Santana Diaz

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Natural watercourses are being negatively affected by growing urbanization in different cities of the world. Within these circumstances the concept of river restoration has gained relevance, becoming a worldwide priority in water management. In developing countries, river restoration plans, conditioned by social and economic limitations, are mainly focused on a single approach, typically relying on short-term, low technology strategies.

In the long term, these strategies tend to fail because they usually avoid integral solutions that address the interconnected factors contributing to river degradation. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a framework of river restoration planning for developing ...


Lake, Land, And Sky: A Design Proposal For Northerly Island, Chicago, Andrew L. Weir 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Lake, Land, And Sky: A Design Proposal For Northerly Island, Chicago, Andrew L. Weir

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Shortly before midnight on March 30th 2003, without notice and at the orders of Mayor Richard M. Daley, bulldozers destroyed a small airport known as Meigs Field on Chicago's Northerly Island. Planes were trapped on the ground and other flights diverted. This action, dramatic and of debatable legality, effectively ended the struggle between the Mayor's office who wanted the site for a park, and the state legislature who wanted to keep the airport open (in no small part for their own ease of commuting). With the airport now demolished, Chicago has turned its attention to developing a vision ...


Increasing Urban Biodiversity In Springfield, Ma By Restoring The Native Floodplain Plant Community Along The Connecticut River, Keith W. Hannon 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Increasing Urban Biodiversity In Springfield, Ma By Restoring The Native Floodplain Plant Community Along The Connecticut River, Keith W. Hannon

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

The purpose of this project was to increase urban biodiversity by restoring the native floodplain plant communities along the Connecticut River at the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club (PVRC). Restoring or designing native plant communities is an important design alternative to the typical design methods of using non-native plant species and mono-culture plant palettes. Restoring a native plant community at the PVRC will allow the landscape to function once more as usable habitat for wildlife and native plants, encourage the natural succession of native plants, and become a more resilient landscape that can better withstand ecological changes caused by various factors ...


A Sustainable Alzheimer's Garden - Creating Outdoor Spaces At Long-Term Alzheimer Care Facilities, Barbara Jean Constable 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

A Sustainable Alzheimer's Garden - Creating Outdoor Spaces At Long-Term Alzheimer Care Facilities, Barbara Jean Constable

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Gardens built specifically for those with Alzheimer's disease are designed with the intention to improve the quality of life for the patient, caregivers and family. The focus on human health is built into Alzheimer's garden design. This project summarizes recent literature and establishes ten elements necessary in the design of an Alzheimer's garden and seeks to relate those ten elements to sustainability by focusing on relatable sections from the Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks 2009. The Alzheimer's garden design elements and principles on sustainability are then applied to a design for a Sustainable Alzheimer ...


Assessment Of Knoxville, Tn’S Urban Landscape Qualities Related To Bikeability Utilizing Cognitive Maps And Visual Assessments, Beth Anne Hawkins 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Assessment Of Knoxville, Tn’S Urban Landscape Qualities Related To Bikeability Utilizing Cognitive Maps And Visual Assessments, Beth Anne Hawkins

Masters Theses

How is the urban landscape experienced? Can an assessment of experiential perceptions of specific user groups be beneficial for urban design and planning purposes? The approach presented in this thesis includes a subjective analysis based on perceptions of bicyclists that entail a cognitive mapping exercise and surveys; and an objective analysis based on a visual assessment of routes documented by survey respondents. The intent is to identify perceptual qualities that incite a behavioral response based on physical characteristics of the urban landscape. Three behavioral responses are ubiquitous within the bikeability literature, i.e. ease of access, sense of comfort or ...


An Integrated Experience At Springdale Park, Holyoke, Ma - Designing For Ecology And Community At The Edges, Amanda Lynn Rookey 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

An Integrated Experience At Springdale Park, Holyoke, Ma - Designing For Ecology And Community At The Edges, Amanda Lynn Rookey

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Springdale Park has potential to be a model urban open space in Holyoke, with a resurgence of its connection to the Connecticut River. Springdale Park's edges offer opportunities to connect to urban agriculture, recreation, ecology, heritage, education and community. The park has successfully served as a recreational space for the flood plain communities of Holyoke since before 1850.

Now, as the city is making efforts to rebrand with a focus on the Downtown Revitalization Project and Arts + Industry District, Springdale Park could play a significant role. By focusing attention on this area as a model, transformation of this city ...


Representing Rurality, Carolina Esther Jimenez 2014 Syracuse University

Representing Rurality, Carolina Esther Jimenez

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Architecture is a system of representation. Architecture’s power is that through representation we may change previously constructed conceptions and misperceptions, and ultimately it can transform patterns of spatial inhabitation. Through words, images, drawings, and built work, we define modes of experiencing space. This project seeks to redefine Nebraska as a territory of critical social, political, economic, and physical importance through architectural representations.


A New Suburban Elysium: A Headstone For The Dying Periphery, Samuel David Chertock 2014 Syracuse University

A New Suburban Elysium: A Headstone For The Dying Periphery, Samuel David Chertock

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The proposed “cemetery” and retail center for the Idora neighborhood of Youngstown, Ohio is the result of one research semester and one design semester. The design proposal arose from dissatisfaction with the architectural community’s propensity for using jargon and clichés when describing the contemporary suburban condition. Many critics and commentators understand suburbia through the lens of the postwar period. It has been suggested that suburbia was developed for use as a media weapon – and thus, at the conclusion of the Cold War, should have been rendered architecturally irrelevant. However, suburbia has remained stagnant. Design standards employed by developers continue ...


Wind Cave Bison Station, Nathaniel R. Cimala 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Wind Cave Bison Station, Nathaniel R. Cimala

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Concept Of Ecosystem Services In Adaptive Urban Planning And Design: A Framework For Supporting Innovation, Jack F. Ahern, Sarel Cilliers, Jari Niemela 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Concept Of Ecosystem Services In Adaptive Urban Planning And Design: A Framework For Supporting Innovation, Jack F. Ahern, Sarel Cilliers, Jari Niemela

Jack F. Ahern

Recent research and professional interest in planning for sustainable and resilient cities emphasizes the assessment of a broad spectrum of urban ecosystem services. While such assessments are useful to establish specific benchmarks, and for measuring progress toward sustainability and resilience goals, they do not motivate, or support the innovations required to provide specific ecosystem services as an intentional part of routine urban and infrastructure development activity by municipalities and professionals. In this context, predictions for unprecedented future urbanization and development of new urban infrastructure represent a unique opportunity to “learn-by-doing”. Significant advances in urban sustainability have recently been made through ...


Collective Counter Cartography From Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin, Gabriel Wulff 2014 University of Kentucky

Collective Counter Cartography From Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin, Gabriel Wulff

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


A Little Dreamer Art Installation: Paper Airplanes And Sustainability, Qiyi Li 2014 Iowa State University

A Little Dreamer Art Installation: Paper Airplanes And Sustainability, Qiyi Li

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Paper airplanes connect us with childhood dreams and memories, with individual attachments that are unique to one’s personal experiences. My honors project was a month-long art installation in the Design Building atrium during December 2013. Initially inspired by artist Dawn Ng’s “I Fly Like Paper” project, my installation responds to its architectural frame because these airplane "vectors" are connecting each of the atrium’s four balconies to the opposite wall on the ground level. These descending arcs provide a counterpoint to the narrow and vertical atrium and new ways of re-experiencing the linear and squared-off space. The planes ...


Re-Envisioning A Historic Home: Andre Steiner Remodel And Renovation, Adriano Cappuccitti, Jovita Juozaityte 2014 Georgia State University

Re-Envisioning A Historic Home: Andre Steiner Remodel And Renovation, Adriano Cappuccitti, Jovita Juozaityte

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Correlates Of An Aesthetically Pleasing Campus Outdoor Environment And Its Functional And Perceptual Properties, Zahra Zamani 2014 SelectedWorks

Correlates Of An Aesthetically Pleasing Campus Outdoor Environment And Its Functional And Perceptual Properties, Zahra Zamani

Zahra Zamani

Aesthetic qualities can affect user’s enjoyment of space, and increase the use of outdoor space. Designers can create aesthetically pleasing spaces through recognizing how functional or perceptual properties of an environment can support this perception. Given that most students are exposed to many tension and anxiety drawbacks due to academic and career competence, landscape designers can enhance their tension through providing aesthetically pleasing outdoors. This study focused on how the perceived and functional qualities of an outdoor campus plaza correlate with its aesthetical property.

The research focused on a recently constructed outdoor campus setting with NCSU, Raleigh, which incorporated ...


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