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Guiding The Future Of The Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan Hall 2023 Utah State University

Guiding The Future Of The Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan Hall

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023

The County fairgrounds have been a fixture in Cache Valley, Utah for over 100 years. They provide a valuable resource to the community. Effective planning can ensure the appropriate use of this public asset and prevent underutilization. Modern design guidelines have been developed for other fairgrounds in the Intermountain West, but not the Cache County fairgrounds. This research is focused on developing a contemporary visioning plan to guide the growth and future of the County fairgrounds, create design guidelines for future development, and maximize the fairground’s economic potential. The methodology used to develop this plan involved an extensive review of …


Artificial Intelligence In Landscape Architecture: A Literature Review, Phillip Fernberg, Brent Chamberlain 2023 Utah State University

Artificial Intelligence In Landscape Architecture: A Literature Review, Phillip Fernberg, Brent Chamberlain

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly common in landscape architecture. New methods and applications are proliferating yearly and are being touted as viable tools for research and practice. While researchers have conducted assessments of the state of AI-driven research and practice in allied disciplines, there is a knowledge gap for the same in landscape architecture. This literature review addresses this gap by searching and evaluating studies specifically focused on AI and disciplinary umbrella terms (landscape architecture, landscape planning, and landscape design). It includes searches of academic databases and industry publications that combine these umbrella terms with the …


La Acequia De La Cuchilla: The Ditch That Runs Uphill, José A. Rivera Ph.D, Thomas F. Glick Ph.D 2023 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

La Acequia De La Cuchilla: The Ditch That Runs Uphill, José A. Rivera Ph.D, Thomas F. Glick Ph.D

Faculty Publications

The Río Hondo Valley in Taos County of New Mexico is known for its picturesque setting and the stunning valley floor stretching from Valdez on the eastern edge downstream to Arroyo Hondo just before the Río Grande gorge on its western boundary. Above the valley is a plain known as Des Montes. Each of these communities was settled in the nineteenth century coincident with the building of acequias to sustain village agriculture, the only economy of the time. One of the irrigation systems, La Acequia de la Cuchilla, often is said to be “the ditch that runs uphill.” From …


Perceived Safety And Equitable Access: An Investigation Of The Northwest Arkansas Regional Greenway, Jessica Shearman 2023 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Perceived Safety And Equitable Access: An Investigation Of The Northwest Arkansas Regional Greenway, Jessica Shearman

Landscape Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

In today’s world, designers, planners, and policymakers are grappling with conflicts of climate change, habitat loss, and increasing diversity all during a migratory trend towards urban areas and higher densities of living. Creating public spaces that are both resilient ecologically and environmentally, while also creating a sense of place is essential for providing a higher quality of life equitably for all citizens. Through case studies and literature review, the public’s safety perceptions when accessing public spaces is key to equitable access. Specifically, differing perceptions of safety based on gender, race, and backgrounds. Perceived safety can be defined as an awareness …


Historic Downtown Streetscape Plan Price City, Utah, Patricia Beckert 2023 Utah State University

Historic Downtown Streetscape Plan Price City, Utah, Patricia Beckert

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023

The idea of a small-town Main Street has profound meaning within the American culture that has prevailed for the past two centuries. Historically, Main Street serves as the beating heart of a community, a place where economic, social, cultural, and civic activities are centered (Francaviglia, 1996; Main Street America, n.d.). Since the beginning of the 19th century, many factors have led to the decline of Main Streets, and despite a variety of efforts from different stakeholders, that decline has only intensified in recent decades (Isenberg, 2008; Orvell, 2014 Howard, 2015). In 1980, after a three-year project conducted by the National …


Conceptualizing Technology In Landscape Architecture (Tla) For The 21st Century, Xiwei Shen 2023 Clemson University

Conceptualizing Technology In Landscape Architecture (Tla) For The 21st Century, Xiwei Shen

All Dissertations

Technology in Landscape Architecture (TLA) has continually expanded from the 19th century arts-science binary narrative (Beardsley, 2000). However, the current scholarly literature does not appear to acknowledge TLA as core to the discipline of Landscape Architecture (LA) and indicates a knowledge gap. The goal of this qualitative research is to explore TLA and clarify DTT and TLA’s relationship(s) with themes and topics in LA research, and LA core domains. Additionally, the aim is to reveal the meaning of TLA for LA research. This study draws from three realms of knowledge: 1) Digital Tools and Technology (DTT) in LA; 2) …


An Exploration Of Issues Facing Vertiport Integration In The Wasatch Front, Katelynn Hall 2023 Utah State University

An Exploration Of Issues Facing Vertiport Integration In The Wasatch Front, Katelynn Hall

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) are expected to fill our skies to provide services such as package delivery, supporting emergency services, and even as a new mode of transit. While the private sector has been developing UAS for many years, the planning realm has not considered this new technology’s potential impacts on our communities in any depth. A primary aspect of UAS integration is the development of vertiports, which facilitate ground-based interaction with UAS. These centers, unlike traditional aerial infrastructure, must be dispersed throughout communities to support UAS integration. This thesis aims to involve planning professions in UAS integration by identifying …


We Are Gullah: A Community Approach To Preserving Gullah Geechee Historical Sites Of Significance, Peter Gaytan 2023 Clemson University

We Are Gullah: A Community Approach To Preserving Gullah Geechee Historical Sites Of Significance, Peter Gaytan

All Theses

The National Register of Historic Places is an inventory established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 that identifies architectural and archaeological sites significant to American history. The National Register was created to encourage the documentation, evaluation, and protection of America’s historic resources. Over 96,000 historic properties, sites, and structures are currently listed on the National Register. Despite the number of historic places listed on the National Register there is still an overwhelmingly low number of sites listed on the National Register relating to underrepresented communities. This thesis assessed the definition of significance laid out in the National Register …


Arts - Culture - Local Dining - Back To The River: Transforming The Heart Ofindian Orchard In Springfield, Ma Senior Urban Design Studio Fall 2022, Lio Averill, Skyler Burns, Zixin Chen, Anamika Dargan, Ted Duffy, MaryKate Farnham, Andrew Foley, Molly Hancock, Haruka Kushida, Matthew LeDoux, Shangyi Liu, Luc-Danel Metivier, Luviana McLean, Taylor Mills, Camilla Novo, Lucia Peña, Andrew Reilly, Frank Sleegers 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Arts - Culture - Local Dining - Back To The River: Transforming The Heart Ofindian Orchard In Springfield, Ma Senior Urban Design Studio Fall 2022, Lio Averill, Skyler Burns, Zixin Chen, Anamika Dargan, Ted Duffy, Marykate Farnham, Andrew Foley, Molly Hancock, Haruka Kushida, Matthew Ledoux, Shangyi Liu, Luc-Danel Metivier, Luviana Mclean, Taylor Mills, Camilla Novo, Lucia Peña, Andrew Reilly, Frank Sleegers

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

Instructor

Frank Sleegers

Abstract

ARTS - CULTURE - LOCAL DINING - BACK TO THE RIVER takes a focused look at the neighborhood of Indian Orchard in their historic mill district and provides strategies for urban design and landscape architecture to support residents’ visions for the future. With the Studio’s partnership between the Indian Orchard Citizen’s Council, Grow IO (Wellspring Harvest), and the Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development, the overarching goal for each design team was to create a transformative dining and arts district in the historic core of Indian Orchard. The Senior Urban Design Studio 2022 created six …


Green, Equitable And Livable Transforming The Core Of Mason Square In Springfield, Ma, Michael Amato, Jacqueline Berlin, Michael Chancellor, Zachary Delorenzo, Chaitrali Doke, Pavana Jairaj, Chandana Palika, Michael Riccio, Julie Slater, Jeffrey Taylor 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Green, Equitable And Livable Transforming The Core Of Mason Square In Springfield, Ma, Michael Amato, Jacqueline Berlin, Michael Chancellor, Zachary Delorenzo, Chaitrali Doke, Pavana Jairaj, Chandana Palika, Michael Riccio, Julie Slater, Jeffrey Taylor

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

GREEN, EQUITABLE AND LIVABLE - TRANSFORMING THE CORE OF MASON SQUARE takes a focused look at the Mason Square Planning District in Springfield, Ma and provides strategies for urban design and landscape architecture to support a community’s vision for the future.

The students engaged through various community meetings for the larger Mason Square district in the spring of 2023 and enthusiastically supported the ideas and thoughts that were expressed. brownfield at Wilbraham Avenue. The larger goal is to shape a district for everybody to create safe and beautiful streets, provide better connectivity to public urban green, enhance arts, culture and …


Restoration And Recreation A Cranberry Bog’S Return To Wetland For Water Quality And Recreation, Rebecca Requa Bagdigian-Boone 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Restoration And Recreation A Cranberry Bog’S Return To Wetland For Water Quality And Recreation, Rebecca Requa Bagdigian-Boone

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Cranberry bogs are an iconic part of the New England scenery, specifically on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Commercial cranberry farming originated in the states starting in 1816, but the indigenous people of New England have had a much longer relationship to the plant, Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait. Cranberry farming relies more heavily on access to freshwater than other forms of agriculture; because of the use of water for irrigation, harvesting, and overwintering protection, cranberry bogs are often located in areas directly adjacent to waterways. Although necessary to support productive bogs the agricultural practices involved in cranberry growing have significant ecological impacts …


Transmountain Diversion In The Forest Wilderness: Natural History Is Human History, José A. Rivera Ph.D 2023 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Transmountain Diversion In The Forest Wilderness: Natural History Is Human History, José A. Rivera Ph.D

Faculty Publications

The case study details how an adjudication involving the water rights of Indigenous pueblos downstream of rights held by Hispano irrigators led to a prolonged conflict not with the pueblos but between Cuba valley farmers and the United States Forest Service. It happened that an adjudication decree in federal court mandated the Nacimiento Community Ditch Association to replace its diversion located in a wilderness forest with a modern structure to partition water equitably among all users on the Jémez River. The transmountain diversion, as it was called, took water out of the Jémez basin and dropped it to a canyon …


Travels In El Levante Spain: Field Notes And Reflections Summer Of 1999, José A. Rivera Ph.D 2023 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Travels In El Levante Spain: Field Notes And Reflections Summer Of 1999, José A. Rivera Ph.D

Faculty Publications

In the summer of 1999, I traveled to eastern Spain to observe the irrigated landscapes of the region known as huertas. I had recently completed a book about the community acequias of the upper Río Grande and set out to compare them with counterpart systems of Valencia, Murcia, and Lorca. In Valencia the highlights included a session of the fabled Water Court, the Tribunal de las Aguas de Valencia, and a tour of huertas within the urbanized portion of city. In Murcia I visited the office of the Junta de Hacendados and from there made it a point to …


Beyond D-Space Landscape Strategies For An Expanding Wildland-Urban Interface, Bo Carpen 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Beyond D-Space Landscape Strategies For An Expanding Wildland-Urban Interface, Bo Carpen

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Destructive wildfires have increased exponentially in number, size, and economic damages over the past four decades (Buechi et al., 2021). Since the 1990’s, the average duration of wildfire season and spatial extent of at-risk landscapes have both grown substantially, posing greater environmental risk for populations throughout the western United States (Balch et al., 2016). Within the Colorado Front Range, wildfire risk is also expanding into new terrian as threats grows in suburban grassland landscapes (Brasch, 2022). Recent wildfire mitigation plans developed by foresters, fire planners, local area planners, and landscape architects are inventoried to study emerging wildfire buffer approaches for …


Plum Island Resiliency Toolkit A Toolkit For Homeowners And The Community, Jake Harlow 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Plum Island Resiliency Toolkit A Toolkit For Homeowners And The Community, Jake Harlow

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Most of the land directly on the Atlantic coast is flat and at sea level making it more vulnerable to sea-level rise impacts (EPA, 2022). Plum Island is in Essex County, Massachusetts, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Plum Island is divided between four municipalities that include Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich a. Plum Island is a barrier island system that faces threats from sea-level rise and climate change impacts indicated in the “Newburyport Climate Resiliency Plan” and “Plum Island: Exploring the Fiscal and Economic Implications of Sea Level Rise, “report. The project focus area encompasses the northern 1/3 of Plum …


Arts And Culture In Amherst, Ma: An Economic Impact Analysis Of The Drake, Chanel Lobdell 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Arts And Culture In Amherst, Ma: An Economic Impact Analysis Of The Drake, Chanel Lobdell

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

The Drake is a live performance and music venue in the heart of Amherst that was developed in 2022 by The Downtown Amherst Foundation. The Downtown Amherst Foundation believes that art and culture will be the economic and destination driver for Amherst and the Drake was the organization’s first project to bring more arts and culture into downtown. Now that the Drake has been opened for over a year, the foundation is interested in learning about the economic impacts that it had on Amherst.


Improving Mental Health Through Streetscape Design In Indian Cities A Typology And Proposed Intervention In The Kalkaji Neighborhood Of Delhi, Muskaan Handa 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Improving Mental Health Through Streetscape Design In Indian Cities A Typology And Proposed Intervention In The Kalkaji Neighborhood Of Delhi, Muskaan Handa

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Healing landscapes have long been an important aspect of human life. Monastic communities in the Western world-maintained infirmaries based on the use of herbs and prayers, which nearly invariably included a cloistered garden. The relevance of nature in the healing process has been significantly lessened as a result of modern improvements in technology, and this has been one regrettable result of the "cure over care" phenomenon present in many parts of the healthcare field. Traditional healing gardens are frequently located in or near indoor healthcare facilities. "Why?" is the question. Why can’t therapeutic gardens work as healing landscapes blending with …


Design And Integration Of Multimodal Urban Allotment Gardens: Considerations For Landscape Architecture And Planning In Porto, Portugal, Remington Pontes 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Design And Integration Of Multimodal Urban Allotment Gardens: Considerations For Landscape Architecture And Planning In Porto, Portugal, Remington Pontes

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Public open space is a fundamental and imperative constituent of contemporary urban infrastructure. As a resolute fixture of the built landscape, public space, especially green space, represents the sites and settings of public life, ideally functioning as the primary urban forum for political action and community representation, social interaction and integration, physical recreation, civic participation, and a variety of ecosystem services including stormwater management (Carmona et al., 2003, Chen, 2017). However, despite the socio- ecological significance of public open spaces in facilitating a cohesive and environmentally sustainable public realm, over the past half-century, cities throughout the Global North have been …


The Zanjeras Of Ilocos In The Northern Philippines: A Legacy Of Sustainable Resource Management, José A. Rivera Ph.D 2023 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

The Zanjeras Of Ilocos In The Northern Philippines: A Legacy Of Sustainable Resource Management, José A. Rivera Ph.D

Faculty Publications

Zanjeras are farmer-managed irrigation systems that have endured for centuries in the Ilocos region of northern Luzon in the Philippines. These cooperative irrigation societies emerged during the Spanish regime when Augustinians were deployed to congregate indigenous populations into pueblos, convert them to Christianity, and raise tributes for the Crown. Zanjeras evolved from a blending of two traditions: the Iberian model of irrigation and indigenized practices of water-for-land exchanges with landowners and atar-holdings to distribute shares among the members. Like other community-based irrigation systems in Southeast Asia and globally, zanjeras are self-governed, long-enduring, and serve as exemplary models of …


Adaptive Reuse Of Frosty Morn, Veronika Kalugina, Rebecca Tonguis, Heidi Gabriel, Peyton Kauffman 2023 Belmont University

Adaptive Reuse Of Frosty Morn, Veronika Kalugina, Rebecca Tonguis, Heidi Gabriel, Peyton Kauffman

Belmont University Research Symposium (BURS)

Frosty Morn, a former meat packing facility in Clarksville, TN, is now abandoned, dilapidated, and partially demolished. The site sits within the Red River District neighborhood, which consists of a diverse community of artists. The Red River District has been identified by the Clarksville Mayor’s Office as an area with potential for growth, catalyzed by repurposing the Frosty Morn building as an icon and beacon of the community. Highest and best use research, in addition to community voices, indicated programmatic needs of a farmer’s market, makerspaces, small business incubators, park space, and live/work units. Our presentation will describe how this …


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