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High Desert Community Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Amanda Goodwin 2011 Utah State University

High Desert Community Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Amanda Goodwin

Bo Yang

High Desert community in Albuquerque, New Mexico honors low-impact design practices of water conservation, wildlife habitat restoration, material recycling and cultural endowment. This project changed water-conservation and landscape planting ordinances at city and state levels. Through this master plan, Design Workshop pioneered the firm's philosophy and comprehensive approach, DW Legacy Design®, which strives to balance environmental sensitivity, community connections, artistic beauty and economic viability with metrics that gauge the success of outcomes. High Desert's demonstrated success is a model for sustainable master planned communities. Landscape Performance Benefits • Maintains 50% of the site's original juniper prairie ecotype by ...


Assessing Planning Approaches By Watershed Streamflow Modeling:Case Study Of The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, Ming-Han Li 2011 Utah State University

Assessing Planning Approaches By Watershed Streamflow Modeling:Case Study Of The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, Ming-Han Li

Bo Yang

The Woodlands, Texas, is well known as a town created following Ian McHarg’s ecological planning approach that uses soil permeability to coordinate development densities and land use. Very few studies have quantitatively measured the effect of this planning approach on stormwater management. In this study, watershed stream flow modeling was conducted to assess five hypothetical land use scenarios. These scenarios were compared with The Woodlands’ 2005 condition using the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool that simulates watershed long-term stream flow and peak discharges during single storms. The objectives are to: (1) assess The Woodlands development conditions during 1974 ...


Opening The Doors To South Hall, University of Michigan Law School 2011 University of Michigan Law School

Opening The Doors To South Hall, University Of Michigan Law School

Miscellaneous Law School Publications

Facts about and donors to the new South Hall building for the University of Michigan Law School.


After Autopia: Visions For Light Rail In The Motor City, Lori Brown, Brett Snyder 2011 Syracuse University

After Autopia: Visions For Light Rail In The Motor City, Lori Brown, Brett Snyder

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

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Climate Responsive Design And The Milam Residence, Carl Fiocchi, Simi Hoque, Mohammad Shahadat 2011 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Climate Responsive Design And The Milam Residence, Carl Fiocchi, Simi Hoque, Mohammad Shahadat

Simi T. Hoque

Energy conservation and efficiency is an essential area of focus in contemporary building design. The perception that the designers of buildings during the Modernist period of architecture ignored these principles is a false one. The present study, an examination of Paul Rudolph’s Milam Residence, a masterpiece of American residential architecture, is part of a larger project endeavoring to create a knowledge base of the environmental performance of iconic modernist homes. A critical examination of the Milam House allows insight into specific design characteristics that impact energy efficiency and conservation. Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the Milam Residence was ...


Engaging Community Planners And Local Elected Officials With Local Food Systems Producers To Integrate Local Food Systems Into Community Plans And Policies, Alan L. Vandehaar, Gary Taylor, Timothy O. Borich, Stephen A. Lauer 2011 Iowa State University

Engaging Community Planners And Local Elected Officials With Local Food Systems Producers To Integrate Local Food Systems Into Community Plans And Policies, Alan L. Vandehaar, Gary Taylor, Timothy O. Borich, Stephen A. Lauer

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

Researchers examined three key obstacles to making progress in local food systems from a planning and land use perspective that could be handled by applying community planning tactics.


Edra 42: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky 2011 Andrews University

Edra 42: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky

Bibliographies

edra 42 | Make No Little Plans | Chicago, IL


The Actual Cost Of Food Systems On Roadway Infrastructure, Omar G. Smadi, Inya Nienanya, Marwan Ghandour, Silvina Lopez Barrera 2011 Iowa State University

The Actual Cost Of Food Systems On Roadway Infrastructure, Omar G. Smadi, Inya Nienanya, Marwan Ghandour, Silvina Lopez Barrera

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

The variations among transportation costs for local, regional and conventional food production and distribution systems were investigated for three Iowa counties.


Staging: Synthesizing The Human Contribution, Peter P. Goché 2011 Iowa State University

Staging: Synthesizing The Human Contribution, Peter P. Goché

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The following paper considers a series of inquiries that are the manifestation of a desire to comprehend the experiential nature of lived space. My perspective is anthropological with specific interest in material culture and ritual. I will discuss phenomenological staging as part of a whole research methodology consisting of two other basic precepts; biographic and ethnographic writing. Each of these systems of thought work to inform the other and cumulatively serve to help define the criteria for making ethno-specific propositions.


Forced Nomadism And “Frozen Transience”: Roma Mobilities In Rome Today, Karen Bermann 2011 Iowa State University

Forced Nomadism And “Frozen Transience”: Roma Mobilities In Rome Today, Karen Bermann

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

When we speak of the mobility of the Roma (“gypsies”) 1 of Europe today, we do not speak of culture, of their ancestral relationship to place, home, and movement. Their current situation, which has gained media attention because of France’s recently implemented policy of “voluntary repatriation”, is forced nomadism by another name. The Roma’s historic nomadism has been used, conveniently, as an excuse for the lack of housing and dwelling places they face today. “They don’t want regular housing.”’ – “They can’t live like us, in one place.” While the Italian word for gypsy, zingaro, is recognized ...


Open To Re-Interpretation, Bambi L. Yost, Carl A. Rogers, Jon Hunt, Lynn Paxson, Joseph Juhasz 2011 Iowa State University

Open To Re-Interpretation, Bambi L. Yost, Carl A. Rogers, Jon Hunt, Lynn Paxson, Joseph Juhasz

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In this interactive visual panel session, participants will be asked to reinterpret and explore places through imagery. Participants will be encouraged to interpret student drawings and models produced out of two similar but different classes. Both courses emphasize the need to interpret a place, to make a mark, and to reinterpret through drawings and models. This process of reinterpretation is cyclical, reflexive, and exploratory. Students have created work which even they did not expect.


Post War Destruction And Construction In The U.S.: Shaping A New Landscape And Way Of Life, Joseph Juhasz, Robert Flanagan, Karen Franck, Te-Sheng Huang, Lynn Paxson 2011 University of Colorado

Post War Destruction And Construction In The U.S.: Shaping A New Landscape And Way Of Life, Joseph Juhasz, Robert Flanagan, Karen Franck, Te-Sheng Huang, Lynn Paxson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

After World War II, the U.S. embarked on a massive building initiative, creating housing where little or none had existed before outside of cities and tearing down existing housing in cites to replace it with new housing and commercial and cultural centers. Without the destruction of entire sections of cities wrought by the war in Europe, we created our own forms of destruction and (re)construction, significantly changing the landscape and, for many, the way of life.


Traveling Michel Serres’ Passage Du Nordouest: What Happens, Once The Ice Breaks? A Reflection On Architectural Research Conducted Between The Humanities And Engineering, Ulrike Passe 2011 Iowa State University

Traveling Michel Serres’ Passage Du Nordouest: What Happens, Once The Ice Breaks? A Reflection On Architectural Research Conducted Between The Humanities And Engineering, Ulrike Passe

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This paper investigates the complex design process for sustainable buildings mediating between spatial composition and architectural typology on one side and thermal, climatic conditions and energy use on the other hand. The theoretical base is Hermès V Le Passage du Nord-Ouest(Serres, 1980) by the French philosopher and mathematician Michel Serres (1930 -), where he is searching for a passageway from the exact sciences to the arts and humanities. While both are looking to explain the world with their own methods, they are turning their backs at each other. The shipping passage in the North of Canada connecting the Atlantic and ...


A Financial Impact Assessment Of Ld 1725: Stream Crossings Presentation, New England Environmental Finance Center 2011 University of Southern Maine

A Financial Impact Assessment Of Ld 1725: Stream Crossings Presentation, New England Environmental Finance Center

Economics and Finance

This report looks at the potential financial impact of LD 1725 on the estimated 30,000 stream crossings in the State of Maine that would be affected by the law. Our research for this report included the analysis of nearly 2000 stream crossings and the data collection necessary for the development of extensive stream crossing replacement cost models. We found that the 1.2 bankfull requirements in LD 1725 would result in a 75% ‐ 250% increase in structure widths for stream crossing projects across the state. An upsize of this magnitude would increase the cost of replacing stream crossings statewide ...


Bringing More To Your Door, John DeVries, Matt Foley, Elizabeth Hennessey, Matt Janiga 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bringing More To Your Door, John Devries, Matt Foley, Elizabeth Hennessey, Matt Janiga

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

A food desert in Worcester, MA spans from UMass Memorial Medical Center to the Harlow Street Elementary School. Its residents have low access to food. Our goal is to bring nutritious, affordable food to those living in the food desert.

Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2011)


Cleanliness And Sanitation In Morgan Dining Hall, Anna Civitarese, Tyler Hickey, Tristan Richardson, Taryn Roy 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Cleanliness And Sanitation In Morgan Dining Hall, Anna Civitarese, Tyler Hickey, Tristan Richardson, Taryn Roy

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Infectious diseases are common among college students and their spread is exacerbated by widespread use of Morgan Dining Hall. Two methods that were examined as potential solutions were: the application of Microban, and the hiring of additional workers. Microban was found to be the more cost-effective option. There is the potential to drastically reduce the spread of infectious diseases through Microban’s ability to stop and prevent bacterial multiplication.

Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2011)


An Evaluation Of Acrylic Resin, Ethyl Silicate, And Methyltrimethoxysilane Treatment At San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, Texas, Natalie Karas 2011 University of Pennsylvania

An Evaluation Of Acrylic Resin, Ethyl Silicate, And Methyltrimethoxysilane Treatment At San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, San Antonio, Texas, Natalie Karas

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis provided a unique opportunity to evaluate the efficacy of a complex stone conservation treatment after 17 years of outdoor weathering. It is rare for a conservator to return to a site and assess her/his treatment and even rarer to monitor a treatment periodically over time. The conservation project under review was performed in 1993-94 and was documented step by step, including masonry characterization and condition assessment, treatment testing, treatment selection, and application. This abundance of information facilitates a comparative evaluation of the effects of the treatment on the masonry over time. This was made possible by the ...


Toward A New Approach To Evaluating Significance In Recent-Past Preservation Planning With A Case Study Of 1960s Properties In Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Toward A New Approach To Evaluating Significance In Recent-Past Preservation Planning With A Case Study Of 1960s Properties In Philadelphia County, Kristin M. Hagar

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In evaluating a stock of recent-past buildings, it is important to stay alert to the ways in which recent-past heritage is more difficult to assess, and what we might be prone to do to make it easier to assess. It is not enough to involve numerous people in the process and to articulate our method of analysis. We as preservation professionals must also consciously strive to avoid cognitive shortcuts. We must set evaluative standards and choose priorities, without simply dismissing a great portion of the built environment as “crap” or accepting self-evidence as a measure of significance. Complexity should not ...


Practical Preservation In Philadelphia: The Octavia Hill Association 1896-1912, Samantha G. Driscoll 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Practical Preservation In Philadelphia: The Octavia Hill Association 1896-1912, Samantha G. Driscoll

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The purpose of this thesis is to explore the work of the Octavia Hill Association in Philadelphia. The history of Philadelphia's population, immigration, and housing issues prior to the last quarter of the 19th century are not included. For background information this thesis has utilized the following sources as the foundation of Philadelphia history: Sam Bass Warner's The Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Growth, John F. Sutherland's essay "Housing the Poor in the City of Homes: Philadelphia at the Turn of the Century," and Caroline Golab's essay "The Immigrant and the City: Poles, Italians ...


Predictive Analysis Of Stone Decay Mechanisms And Treatments On William Strickland's Second Bank Of The United States, Henry M. Bernberg 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Predictive Analysis Of Stone Decay Mechanisms And Treatments On William Strickland's Second Bank Of The United States, Henry M. Bernberg

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis examined the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for predicting areas at risk of future stone decay on the Second Bank. By analyzing correlations between stone conditions, characteristics, and locational situation it was possible to determine statistical relationships between these variables. By understanding these relationships through the lens of known mechanisms of stone decay it was then possible to predict which stones are at greatest risk of developing future decay. This process is valuable because it can highlight enabling factors for stone decay and relationships between the complex variables on a building's surface that may not ...


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