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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 ...


Springfield, Nebraska Urban Design Master Plan, Tonya K. Carlson 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 ...


Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShone S. Wells, College of Health and Human Services 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.


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering 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.


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.


Surfing The Youtube: How Social Media Is Changing Landscape Research, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff 2015 Iowa State University

Surfing The Youtube: How Social Media Is Changing Landscape Research, Benjamin A. Shirtcliff

Landscape Architecture Conference Proceedings and Papers

Accessing insights from underrepresented populations, such as adolescents, remains a persistent challenge in the research and design process. The paper will investigate the utility of online videos of user-posted materials as an innovative research tool. Unlike traditional in situ approaches to studying human behavior and public space, online videos permit access to multiple sites based upon the population or activity of interest. The approach is similar to studies of behavior using unobtrusive observation—where participation or interviews might interrupt the activity under observation or where access to the setting of the activity would otherwise remain inaccessible to the researcher.


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


[Inside]Out Environment And Education As One, Samantha Plete 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

[Inside]Out Environment And Education As One, Samantha Plete

Landscape Architecture

[inside]OUT is my vision for Channel Islands High School as a water-conscious and user based institution. With a specific focus on the Quad, the school’s central plaza, I re-imagine CI as a living, educational landscape.

I chose to take on this project because I want to make a difference for this school that is close to my heart. I want it to thrive by sustainable means.

With the severe California drought and global water crisis, it is time to shift the status quo in regards to water consumption. After much site analysis and countless iteration, I have created ...


Flowing Colors, Ang Li 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Flowing Colors, Ang Li

Landscape Architecture

The Flowing Colors Project responds to the task of competition of Global Schindler Award to design a creation of interactive urban ensembles which focus on modes of mobility and the interplay with built environment in SQ Neighborhood.


Urban Typology: Reprogramming Exposition Park Into An Inner City Haven, Nicole T. Corsaro 2015 Cal Poly

Urban Typology: Reprogramming Exposition Park Into An Inner City Haven, Nicole T. Corsaro

Landscape Architecture

Exposition Park is located in Los Angeles with its main wayfinding

points being the Harbor 110 Freeway and the southern most point of

the USC campus. At 160 acres of land this park began with 3 museums

and sa sunken garden. It currently has 8 venues with the main attractions

being the Natural History Museum, the Memorial Coliseum,

Rose Garden and Science Center.

This site is a center for annual summer concerts, film festivals, 5ks,

and swap meets. Each of the venues expects millions of visitors annually.

It is a place I have visited weekend after weekend and have wished ...


The Tendril, Nicole Flinn 2015 California Polytechnic State University

The Tendril, Nicole Flinn

Landscape Architecture

This modular vineyard took the traditional understanding of growing wine grapes and turned it on its side. A site that was once covered completely in vines is transformed into a tower-like form to maximize space and growing potential. By performing these practices in a controlled environment every element is carefully manipulated for desirability.


The Nest: Nursery & Trails, Brianna Graham 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Nest: Nursery & Trails, Brianna Graham

Landscape Architecture

The Nest is the development of a wholesale and retail nursery in

Nipomo, California, with accompanying residence. Phased project

additions include planting display gardens, developing a trail system,

installing the necessary facilities to accommodate weddings, establishing

a natural adventure playground, and opening a Bed & Breakfast.

The display gardens will not only teach about ecology, plant communities,

and planting design but serve as a lovely outdoor venue

for special events and as especially attractive backdrops for photography.


Alive! A Dynamic Process Of Renewal At Pier 70., Kalyn Crosier 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Alive! A Dynamic Process Of Renewal At Pier 70., Kalyn Crosier

Landscape Architecture

Alive is a project proposal for the most northern portion of Pier 70 in San Francisco at the historical slip number four. The project strives to reinvigorate a toxic brownfield with remediation systems, transforming the location into a productive landscape beneficial to surrounding neighborhoods. The project strives to revitalize adjacent communities as well as natural ecosystems.


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering 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.


Green Infrastructure Performance In Stormwater Quality, Hailey Wall 2015 Utah State University

Green Infrastructure Performance In Stormwater Quality, Hailey Wall

Research on Capitol Hill

No abstract provided.


Analysis For Intervention: The Contribution Of Existing Ecologies To The Design Of Place-Based Urban Landscapes, Erin Hauer 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

Analysis For Intervention: The Contribution Of Existing Ecologies To The Design Of Place-Based Urban Landscapes, Erin Hauer

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Conventional urban growth tends to happen irrespective of environmental context, causing the degradation of ecologically functional and diverse landscapes. This trend separates people from native ecological processes and the inherent benefits they provide (McHarg 1969). Urban systems become unsustainable by failing to incorporate the economic, cultural and ecological values of natural features, relying instead on outsourced energy and high-maintenance infrastructure. In contrast, concepts of ecologically supportive landscapes inspire the design and growth of cities in alignment with natural features. Recognizing the value that increased green space has for the improvement of urban ecologies, this thesis focuses on the restoration of ...


Poe Of Bioclimatic Design Building Towards Promoting Sustainable Living, Hazreena Hussein, Adi Jamaludin 2015 Universiti Malaya

Poe Of Bioclimatic Design Building Towards Promoting Sustainable Living, Hazreena Hussein, Adi Jamaludin

Hazreena Hussein

Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) by using a set of questionnaire was conducted to assess the perception and comfort level required by residents in a college building with the best practice of bioclimatic design strategies, particularly natural ventilation and daylighting. The questionnaire was based on a five-point Likert scale, covering various performance criteria of building, specifically on the architectural elements, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, visual comfort, acoustic comfort and landscape elements. The initial outcomes showed a positive relationship between perceptions and building performance criteria.


Playground: How Ground Surface Materials Influence Children’S Activities In Public Playgrounds, Elizabeth Seaver 2015 University of Colorado, Boulder

Playground: How Ground Surface Materials Influence Children’S Activities In Public Playgrounds, Elizabeth Seaver

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The rise in childhood obesity levels over the last few decades has brought increased attention to public playgrounds as an opportunity to promote healthy physical activity in children. The design of public playgrounds is now viewed as a factor that significantly influences children’s levels of activity that take place in that location. One crucial aspect of playground design is the use of different ground surface materials and how they promote either active or sedentary behavior. This investigation aimed to understand how ground surfaces influence physical activity levels in children and to determine what types of ground materials are the ...


Concentrated Use Areas: Characteristics And Management Strategies On The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Zachary F. Maughan 2015 Utah State University

Concentrated Use Areas: Characteristics And Management Strategies On The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Zachary F. Maughan

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Dispersed recreation management is a form of management that has emerged over the past century of outdoor recreation management on public lands in the United States. Techniques used in dispersed recreation management seek to disperse recreation use, recreational areas, and their impacts across landscapes and ecosystems or to concentrate such use to areas that remain undeveloped. This study is a mixed-methods, descriptive study of dispersed recreation management on national forest lands. In particular, this study focuses on United States Forest Service (USFS) management Concentrated Use Areas (CUAs) on Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWCNF), as identified in the 2003 Revised Forest Plan ...


The San Antonio Wash: Addressing The Gap Between Claremont And Upland, Benjamin C. Hackenberger 2015 Pomona College

The San Antonio Wash: Addressing The Gap Between Claremont And Upland, Benjamin C. Hackenberger

Pomona Senior Theses

Access to water from San Antonio Creek was critical in Claremont’s growth from a small stop on the Santa Fe Railroad to an agricultural powerhouse and an elite college town. While Claremont has sought to distinguish itself from surrounding communities since its founding in 1882, the innovative Pomona Valley Protective Association (PVPA) aligned Claremont with the City of Pomona and its other neighbors in a scheme to conserve the Creek’s resources at the turn of the century. Organized around the discovery of local confined aquifers and the development of a strategy to recharge them with water from the ...


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