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Permitting And Interconnection Of Solar Pv Generators For The Marin Energy Authority Feed-In Tariff Program, Stephen Daniel Rogers 2012 Cal Poly

Permitting And Interconnection Of Solar Pv Generators For The Marin Energy Authority Feed-In Tariff Program, Stephen Daniel Rogers

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Lack of access to information on the cost and timeframe for the permitting and interconnection of distributed renewable energy generation facilities may hinder renewable energy capacity development. This issue is examined within the specific context of solar photovoltaic systems developed for participation in the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program hosted by the Marin Energy Authority (MEA). A guide on the permitting and interconnection of solar PV generators for participation in the program was produced for the host agency. This guide seeks to assist property owners and solar developers in overcoming existing informational challenges. By providing an overview of the procedural requirements ...


City Of San Luis Obispo Monitoring Program And Procedures For Inclusionary Housing, Shannon Marie Blomst 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

City Of San Luis Obispo Monitoring Program And Procedures For Inclusionary Housing, Shannon Marie Blomst

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The Monitoring Program for all Inclusionary housing units in the City of San Luis Obispo is a needed component to the Affordable Housing Program. It ensures eligible households are occupying the affordable units and those that are renting are being charged according to the Affordable Housing Standards. Within the City’s Municipal Code it specifies monitoring and management of inclusionary units shall be done, however this hasn’t happened until now.

This professional project provides a needed analysis of the current affordable housing stock. It examines multiple case studies that look at exemplary designed affordable housing units as well as ...


The Future Of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Learning From Evolving New York City Neighborhoods, Robin Lynne Wachen 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

The Future Of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Learning From Evolving New York City Neighborhoods, Robin Lynne Wachen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This master’s thesis identifies the potential impacts of planning policies and key stakeholder groups on Red Hook, Brooklyn given current development trends and the neighborhood changes such as gentrification. The premise of this thesis is that through understanding the catalysts and impacts of social and economic change in similar neighborhoods, together with the analysis of current zoning, planning policies, and neighborhood culture and demographics in Red Hook, it is possible to identify how future changes may generate positive outcomes for the neighborhood. A review of planning literature provides a perspective on the disinvestment to reinvestment process seen in many ...


Form-Based Codes, Design Guidelines And Placemaking: The Case Of Hayward, Ca., Cindy Ma 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Form-Based Codes, Design Guidelines And Placemaking: The Case Of Hayward, Ca., Cindy Ma

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Throughout history planning codes and standards have been used to regulate the built environment for health, power, order, and economic reasons. More recently, in the urban design and planning field, planning codes and standards have emerged to become tools in the process of “placemaking”. The concept of placemaking builds from the desire of humans to create places, not spaces, which are unique, attractive, identifiable, and memorable. It is a concept that is comprised of visual and social components, recognizing the need for both in the creation of successful places. In the field of urban design and planning, form-based codes (FBCs ...


Mid-Twentieth Century Residential Development In San Luis Obispo, Allison Dean Zike 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Mid-Twentieth Century Residential Development In San Luis Obispo, Allison Dean Zike

Master's Theses and Project Reports

San Luis Obispo’s mid-century spanned the years beginning in the Great Depression and ending during the post-World War II housing boom. During this time the City grew in population and in size, adding several acres of land and thousands of single-family residential parcels. This research presents a chronological representation of the City’s growth, as well as key events in the City’s history. Residential development in the mid-century brought several new styles of architecture to the City including Mid-century Modern and Prairie homes among others. These architectural styles are detailed and presented in order to identify and guide ...


Policy And Practice Audit And Ghg Reduction Strategy Recommendations For The City Of Arroyo Grande, Cheryl Lynn Cochran 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Policy And Practice Audit And Ghg Reduction Strategy Recommendations For The City Of Arroyo Grande, Cheryl Lynn Cochran

Master's Theses and Project Reports

In preparation for a Climate Action Plan, this policy and practice audit provides an overview of current city policies and practices with the potential to impact greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. The audit builds upon information previously collected in a GHG emissions inventory report to identify policies that are consistent or inconsistent with emissions reductions goals. Preliminary GHG emissions reductions recommendations address policy gaps and opportunity areas in suggesting strategies to achieve GHG emissions reductions.


Performance-Based Analysis Of A Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Building, Garrett Richard Hagen 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Performance-Based Analysis Of A Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Building, Garrett Richard Hagen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

PERFORMANCE-BASED ANALYSIS OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE SHEAR WALL BUILDING

Garrett Richard Hagen

In this thesis, a special reinforced concrete shear wall building was designed per ASCE 7-05, and then the performance was investigated using the four analysis procedures outlined in ASCE 41-06. The proposed building was planned as a 6-story office building in San Francisco, CA. The structural system consisted of a two-way flat plate and reinforced concrete columns for gravity loads and slender structural walls for seismic loads. The mathematical building models utilized recommendations from ASCE 41-06 and first-principle mechanics. Moment-curvature analysis and fiber cross-section elements were used in ...


Like Laws And Sausages: The Tale Of A Mere Portion Of The Process To Develop The South Broad Street Corridor Plan, Amy R. Lopez 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Like Laws And Sausages: The Tale Of A Mere Portion Of The Process To Develop The South Broad Street Corridor Plan, Amy R. Lopez

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The processes to develop community plans share certain standard activities and stages while remaining distinctive and without pre-scripted procedures. This study documents the process that yielded the South Broad Street Corridor Plan June 2012 draft. The objective is to present the decision-making processes and their connections to the final plan document along with the plan document itself.


A Conservation Plan For Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve, San Luis Obispo, Ca, Brian M. Provenzale 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Conservation Plan For Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve, San Luis Obispo, Ca, Brian M. Provenzale

Master's Theses and Project Reports

My thesis project is to create a conservation plan for the Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve (RCNR) in San Luis Obispo, California. It is a professional project for the City of San Luis Obispo with the goal of eventual adoption by the City Council. The plan was motivated by City policy, which advises creating conservation plans for open spaces, and by a particular need to address management issues in RCNR that include plant and wildlife conservation, trail access, erosion, electrical utility easements, and other legal matters. The project consists of two main components: the conservation plan and a companion paper. The ...


Getting On The Bus: Marketing San Luis Obispo's Regional Transit Authority, Jenna Higgins 2012 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Getting On The Bus: Marketing San Luis Obispo's Regional Transit Authority, Jenna Higgins

Master's Theses and Project Reports

A new trend is emerging, seeking to recognize the benefits of and encourage the use of public transportation. In the past, public transit agencies have not directed much energy or focus at marketing, seeking to use limited funds elsewhere. “The common perception is that money spent on marketing would be better spent on transit systems themselves…over time, a sustained investment in marketing increases the number of people who use transit. Increased ridership leads to increased revenue, and ideally, an increase in service to match the new demand” (Arpi, 2009).

Even as marketing gains importance in the public transit world ...


Historically-Informed Development In The Civic Center South Area Of Downtown Los Angeles, John Daniel von Kerczek 2012 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Historically-Informed Development In The Civic Center South Area Of Downtown Los Angeles, John Daniel Von Kerczek

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The site of today’s Civic Center in Downtown Los Angeles evolved gradually over the course of over 150 years before being dramatically transformed in the early to mid 20th century. Understanding how this area evolved and was redeveloped can help guide efforts to restore physical and historical continuity throughout the area. Specifically, this historical understanding can assist in identifying key opportunity sites within the area, such as Civic Center South, and in setting urban design goals for new development. Research for this thesis included an analysis of the area’s historic development and a review of its current conditions ...


Political Feasibility Of Implementing Smart Growth Development Strategies In The Monterey Bay Area, Kristin McKee 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Political Feasibility Of Implementing Smart Growth Development Strategies In The Monterey Bay Area, Kristin Mckee

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Development over the past sixty years has created patterned growth and expansion outward from city centers, separating residences from commercial areas and employment centers. This separation of land uses has increased automobile dependency, which increases vehicle miles traveled and associated greenhouse gas emissions. California Senate Bill 375 mandates the development and implementation of a “Sustainable Communities Strategy” in order to plan regional land use and transportation in a coordinated fashion. In coordination with this effort, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) is developing the Regional Implementation Plan for Smart Growth Development Strategies, which entails the identification of smart ...


Hungry No More: A Food System Study & Hunger-Free Community Plan For San Luis Obispo County, Jenny Cadigan 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Hungry No More: A Food System Study & Hunger-Free Community Plan For San Luis Obispo County, Jenny Cadigan

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This project examines food systems and hunger in relation to city planning, and results in a draft strategic plan to address the food security and nutritional needs of San Luis Obispo County’s most vulnerable residents. This Draft Plan is submitted to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County as part of the Hunger-Free Community Project.

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County was the lead agency of a USDA Hunger-Free Communities planning grant awarded in 2011. With this grant, the Food Bank convened a group of stakeholders to form the San Luis Obispo County Food ...


Use Of Building Information Modelling In Responding To Low Carbon Construction Innovations: An Irish Perspective - Presentation, Barry McAuley 2012 Dublin Institute of Technology

Use Of Building Information Modelling In Responding To Low Carbon Construction Innovations: An Irish Perspective - Presentation, Barry Mcauley

Conference papers

No abstract provided.


Speculations On The Future City, Dr. Fatih Rifki 2012 Montana State University

Speculations On The Future City, Dr. Fatih Rifki

Dr. Fatih A. Rifki

No abstract provided.


Coping With Gendered Racial Microaggressions Among Black Women College Students, Jioni Lewis, Ruby Mendenhall, Stacy Harwood, Margaret Browne Huntt 2012 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Coping With Gendered Racial Microaggressions Among Black Women College Students, Jioni Lewis, Ruby Mendenhall, Stacy Harwood, Margaret Browne Huntt

Stacy A Harwood

In this study, we explored the strategies that Black women use to cope with gendered racial microaggressions, or the subtle and everyday verbal, behavioral, and environmental expressions of oppression based on the intersection of one’s race and gender. A total of 17 Black women undergraduate, graduate, and professional students participated in one of two semi-structured focus group interviews. Results from dimensional analysis indicated five coping strategies: two resistance coping strategies (i.e., Using One’s Voice as Power, Resisting Eurocentric Standards), one collective coping strategy (i.e., Leaning on One’s Support Network), and two self-protective coping strategies (i ...


The Age Structure Of Contemporary Homelessness: Implications For Health Care And Public Policy, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Jay Bainbridge, Thomas Byrne 2012 University of Pennsylvania

The Age Structure Of Contemporary Homelessness: Implications For Health Care And Public Policy, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Jay Bainbridge, Thomas Byrne

Dennis P. Culhane

Amidst concern about the implications of an aging U.S. population, recent evidence suggests that there is a unique aging trend among the homeless population. Building on this, we use data from New York City and from the last three decennial Census enumerations to assess how the age composition of the homeless population—both single adults and adults in families—has changed over time. Findings show that persons in the latter half of the baby boom cohort have experienced a sustained risk for homelessness over the past 20 years, and that the bulk of the single adult homeless population is ...


Experimental Validation Of The Multiple-Zone System Ventilation Efficiency Equation Of Ansi/Ashrae Standard 62.1 (1276-Rp), David P. Yuill, Grenville K. Yuill, Andrew H. Coward 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Experimental Validation Of The Multiple-Zone System Ventilation Efficiency Equation Of Ansi/Ashrae Standard 62.1 (1276-Rp), David P. Yuill, Grenville K. Yuill, Andrew H. Coward

David Yuill

This article describes an experiment that was carried out on an existing building to test the validity of the system ventilation efficiency equation for multiple-zone recirculating systems of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1. The system ventilation efficiency equation (SVEE) can be applied to buildings that use a recirculating air distribution system. It accounts for the fact that the return air carries some “unused” outdoor air, so that the amount of new outdoor air introduced at the air handler can be reduced. The SVEE is based on a mass balance but infiltration and interzonal mixing are not included in the formulation ...


Graphic Communications, Hemalata C. Dandekar 2012 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Graphic Communications, Hemalata C. Dandekar

Hemalata C. Dandekar

No abstract provided.


Images Of Women In A Maharashtrian Village: A Photo Essay, Hemalata Dandekar 2012 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Images Of Women In A Maharashtrian Village: A Photo Essay, Hemalata Dandekar

Hemalata C. Dandekar

No abstract provided.


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