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Urban Design Projects, Vicente del Rio 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Urban Design Projects, Vicente Del Rio

City and Regional Planning

Images of main planning and urban design projects and book covers, such as: Urban design concept plan for Fells Point, Baltimore; Rio Cidade Project, Rio de Janeiro; Lagoa dos Ingleses and Porto Jacuhi new communities; Runner-up for riverfront ecological park in Uberlandia, Brazil; Runner-up proposal for the 2016 Rio Olympics Park Master Plan; Park Marina Riverfront Urban Design Plan, Redding CA; Avenue 12 Corridor Urban Design Plan, Madera County CA.


Review Of Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, And Richard J. Jackson, Making Healthy Places: Designing And Building For Health, Well-Being, And Sustainability, William Riggs 2012 University of California - Berkeley

Review Of Andrew L. Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, And Richard J. Jackson, Making Healthy Places: Designing And Building For Health, Well-Being, And Sustainability, William Riggs

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Shelter And Development, Hemalata C. Dandekar 2012 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Shelter And Development, Hemalata C. Dandekar

City and Regional Planning

The importance of a house in enabling individuals and families to attain physical shelter from inclement weather, provide security, a ‘grounded’ attachment to place, and enhance the quality of life of residents is an idea that has universal acceptance. Particularly since the Second World War, it has become an integral part of the popular imagination. The almost iconic status of what a house represents to upwardly mobile, nuclear, families is reflected in the great expansion of industries involved in real estate and housing development. This expansion includes the production for, and growth of, a formalized building and construction industry, and ...


Change Management To Enhance Acceptance Of Green Buildings, Burhan Amarah 2012 Bond University

Change Management To Enhance Acceptance Of Green Buildings, Burhan Amarah

Research Week Posters

This research seeks to promote a better understanding of the use of management change process with an emphasis on human behaviour, performance and satisfaction, which may be of assistance to real estate development firms, investors, and end users to change and renew existing buildings to become 'green.'


Protection Of Humanity’S Cultural And Historic Heritage In Space, Justin St. P. Walsh 2012 Chapman University

Protection Of Humanity’S Cultural And Historic Heritage In Space, Justin St. P. Walsh

Art Faculty Articles and Research

While the international community has acted forcefully since World War II to protect sites and objects of cultural or historic significance on Earth, little attention has been paid to the same kinds of sites and objects in space. There are important ethical and scholarly reasons for wanting to preserve sites and in situ objects in off-Earth contexts from destruction or commercial exploitation. Innovative space research equipment, such as spacecraft, satellites, and space stations, and the locations of historic missions, such as Tranquility Base, therefore deserve formal international recognition and protection. Appropriate models for developing a comprehensive protective scheme can be ...


Cherry Creek North Improvements And Fillmore Plaza Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Yue Zhang, Pamela Blackmore 2012 Utah State University

Cherry Creek North Improvements And Fillmore Plaza Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Yue Zhang, Pamela Blackmore

Bo Yang

The 16-block Cherry Creek North retail district was designed to be Denver's premier outdoor shopping area. Yet deteriorating infrastructure, tired aesthetics and competition from an adjacent indoor mall had led to steady decline. Fillmore Plaza in the heart of the district was no longer a desirable public space since being closed to vehicular traffic in 1987. The new streetscape strengthens the retail environment, preserves the district's history and character, improves identity, beautifies the area, provides new lighting, improves signage, and adds 20 "Art and Garden Places" for shoppers to relax and linger. The redesigned Fillmore Plaza is now ...


Charles City Permeable Streetscape Phase I Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Yue Zhang, Pamela Blackmore 2012 Utah State University

Charles City Permeable Streetscape Phase I Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Yue Zhang, Pamela Blackmore

Bo Yang

The Charles City, Iowa, Green Street project addressed serious issues with street deterioration and nuisance street and adjacent yard flooding for a 16-block residential area. The project combines durable permeable paving materials with sustainable stormwater Best Management Practices, while maintaining the historical character of the neighborhood. By integrating stormwater management, the City was able to leverage additional funding that would not be available for conventional street reconstruction. Because of the success and the lessons learned in design and maintenance, the project has spurred additional phases in adjacent neighborhoods and serves as an important blueprint for others considering similar sustainable stormwater ...


South Grand Boulevard Great Street Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Yue Zhang, Pamela Blackmore 2012 Utah State University

South Grand Boulevard Great Street Landscape Performance Benefits Assessment, Bo Yang, Yue Zhang, Pamela Blackmore

Bo Yang

Culturally-diverse South Grand Boulevard is a historic district of St. Louis noted for its multitude of international restaurants. It is a growing commercial and residential area selected as one of four Great Streets Initiative pilot projects in the St. Louis region in 2009, demonstrating the character of the local neighborhood. The project, which was scrutinized by local government officials, brings people together and strengthens transit, walkability, recreation, and sustainability, while promoting a safe street environment. South Grand Boulevard applies innovative green solutions to reduce stormwater loading at moderate cost and in a manner that provides additional environmental benefits. Landscape Performance ...


A Vision For Growth And Conservation In The Village Of Berrien Springs & Oronoko Charter Township, Michigan, The 2011 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, Paula Dronen, Jesse Hibler 2012 Andrews University

A Vision For Growth And Conservation In The Village Of Berrien Springs & Oronoko Charter Township, Michigan, The 2011 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. Von Maur, Paula Dronen, Jesse Hibler

Books

This document was prepared for the citizens of Berrien Springs and Oronoko Charter Township to inform public debate and policy decisions about opportunities for growth and conservation. The proposals within this document were self-initiated and unsolicited, but are intended to illustrate useful advice and long-term possibilities for actual implementation. They were collaboratively prepared in 2011 by twenty-six Andrews University graduate students and their three professors, who proudly live and practice within the local community.


Avoiding The Mistakes Of The Past, Tom Dunne 2012 Dublin Institute of Technology

Avoiding The Mistakes Of The Past, Tom Dunne

Articles

Tom Dunne explores the long term drivers of dysfunction in Ireland's housing markets and what a more sustainable housing system would look like.


Building A Green Community: The Woodlands As An Experiment In Urban Landscape Interpretation, Courtney Elizabeth Allen 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Building A Green Community: The Woodlands As An Experiment In Urban Landscape Interpretation, Courtney Elizabeth Allen

Theses (Historic Preservation)

From its origins as an eighteenth-century pleasure ground, to its conversion into a rural cemetery, to its modern day potential as parkland, The Woodlands has raised questions and debates about land use in West Philadelphia. Now consisting of fifty acres of William Hamilton’s 600-acre estate, The Woodlands is the largest and most significant green space in the University City neighborhood. The Woodlands, a National Historic Landmark, Landscape, and District, is managed by The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation. The mission of the Trust is “to preserve, enhance and interpret its nationally significant cultural landscape, historic buildings, and cemetery, and ...


Demolition-By-Neglect: Where Are We Now?, Rachel Ann Hildebrandt 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Demolition-By-Neglect: Where Are We Now?, Rachel Ann Hildebrandt

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


Scale & Context: An Evaluation Of Regional And Transboundary Heritage Conservation Models, Alexandra Liana Church 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Scale & Context: An Evaluation Of Regional And Transboundary Heritage Conservation Models, Alexandra Liana Church

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis examines several trends in heritage management in which management of very large scale areas is undertaken. The goal is to evaluate regional scale or transboundary planning and preservation management models, especially those where management of a single entity is governed by multiple sets of rules, such as multiple states or nations. This thesis will also examine the ways that these large-scale, developed areas are lacking or excelling at preventing and managing development, especially in response to the needs of places to grow their economies. This thesis will also evaluate the larger question of when the scale of a ...


Calamities, Catastrophes, And Cataclysms: Current Trends In International Disaster Risk Management Practices For Cultural Heritage Sites, Jesse W. Lattig 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Calamities, Catastrophes, And Cataclysms: Current Trends In International Disaster Risk Management Practices For Cultural Heritage Sites, Jesse W. Lattig

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Several initiatives, conferences, and collaborative agreements in recent years have focused on cultural heritage protection in response to climate change and natural disasters. Despite an established network of institutions united in preserving the world’s cultural heritage, risk management planning for heritage properties remains in its infancy. This thesis asks what types of risk management for cultural heritage properties are currently being implemented and which organizations are doing this work. A review of disaster risk management activities of international heritage conservation groups reveals that organizations tend to focus their efforts on one of the three disaster phases: advance planning, emergency ...


Public Participation Issues In Preservation Planning: Practices Of Chinese Historic District, Li Yi 2012 university of penn

Public Participation Issues In Preservation Planning: Practices Of Chinese Historic District, Li Yi

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Many issues are awaiting to be solved during Chinese urban redevelopment planning process. Among those issues, the lack of participation of stakeholders in urban redevelopment projects in historic district, other than all levels of government, real estate developers, and planning professionals, is one of the main issues that need special attention to be paid and will be addressed in this thesis.

Via introducing the preservation planning and the concept of historic district, this article will first summarize five different urban redevelopment approaches in order to represent an overall picture of urban redevelopment projects in the last thirty years. Then, the ...


Addressing The Nation: The Use Of Design Competitions In Interpreting Historic Sites, Collette Rachel Kinane 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Addressing The Nation: The Use Of Design Competitions In Interpreting Historic Sites, Collette Rachel Kinane

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Design competitions are regularly used for the creation of monuments and structures in the United States. Pursuing this method to develop the interpretation of a historic site or monument, encompassing more than the design of the site and its structures, however, is a rarer and more recent phenomenon. This thesis evaluates the use of design competitions in the design and interpretation of historic sites that could be considered recent sites of conscience. This type of site is especially difficult to interpret, given its sometimes controversial status. The interpretation and design of a historic site significantly impacts a visitor’s perception ...


Green Roofs For Historic Buildings: Case Study Of The Bar Bc Dude Ranch At Grand Teton National Park, Richard Jason Cantu 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Green Roofs For Historic Buildings: Case Study Of The Bar Bc Dude Ranch At Grand Teton National Park, Richard Jason Cantu

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis proposes to explore historic sod roofs as a precedent for green roof construction through the analysis of surviving examples at Bar BC Dude Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, WY in order to suggest new adaptations to historical usage. The ultimate goal will be to study the original and current roofing techniques to determine a method that will allow historical interpretation of the structures while improving roof and building maintenance and overall sustainability.

This thesis will investigate the history of sod roofs, especially in relation to log building in the American West and the design of modern green ...


Looking Up, Downtown: A National Survey And Assessment Of Residential Development Incentives For The Rehabilitation Of Vacant Upstairs Space In Historic Downtowns, Laura DiPasquale 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Looking Up, Downtown: A National Survey And Assessment Of Residential Development Incentives For The Rehabilitation Of Vacant Upstairs Space In Historic Downtowns, Laura Dipasquale

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In order to facilitate redevelopment and foster economic growth in their downtowns, many local governments across the United States offer financial incentives to assist developers and business owners in rehabilitating their older or historic structures. While many economic development tools focus on the establishment and growth of businesses in historic downtowns, there is a general understanding that in order for a neighborhood or downtown commercial district to thrive, it must also have a solid residential population. This thesis focuses specifically on redevelopment incentives aimed at creating or enhancing upper floor residential space. Through short case studies, it evaluates different types ...


Philadelphia Corner Stores: Their History, Use, And Preservation, Lynn Miriam Alpert 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Corner Stores: Their History, Use, And Preservation, Lynn Miriam Alpert

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The corner store is a unique type of commercial building due to its placement within row house neighborhoods and on otherwise residential blocks. These buildings stand in stark contrast to the concentrations of commercial structures in shopping districts and along commercial corridors. This study examines this distinct combination, which was created to serve the needs of residents on the periphery of city centers in a specific historical moment, the latter half of the 19th century into the early 20th century. The study utilizes scholarly histories of urban expansion, neighborhood formation, and transportation advances in the United States from the mid-19th ...


Nondestructive Monitoring Of Wooden Native American Pyramidal Structures, Michael Joseph Shoriak 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Nondestructive Monitoring Of Wooden Native American Pyramidal Structures, Michael Joseph Shoriak

Theses (Historic Preservation)

No abstract provided.


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