Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Architecture Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

12783 Full-Text Articles 10157 Authors 3696732 Downloads 210 Institutions

All Articles in Architecture

Faceted Search

12783 full-text articles. Page 323 of 332.

When Economic Growth Is No Longer The Norm: Teaching Urban Design In A Time Of Transformation, Sujata Shetty, Andreas Luescher 2010 University of Toledo

When Economic Growth Is No Longer The Norm: Teaching Urban Design In A Time Of Transformation, Sujata Shetty, Andreas Luescher

Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty Publications

Over the past few years, there has been increasing interest in cities that are rapidly losing population, so-called shrinking cities. This is becoming a global phenomenon, with shrinking cities found on every continent. The decline has been attributed variously to changing demographics, suburbanization, postsocialist transformation and deindustrialization. We are just beginning to develop approaches to dealing with shrinkage and its consequences – vacancy, abandonment, and limited public and private resources. However, there is currently little faith in the ability of design-related disciplines to deal with shrinking cities. Some authors argue that disciplines such as architecture, urban design and urban planning have ...


Managing An Unstable Housing Market, Brendan Williams, Brian Hughes, Declan Redmond 2010 University College Dublin

Managing An Unstable Housing Market, Brendan Williams, Brian Hughes, Declan Redmond

Articles

Abstract
In this paper it is intended to place the recent experience of the Irish housing market in the context of economic and property market cycles, how these interact over a property cycle and lessons from recent policy experience including interventions in the housing area. In spatial terms the current
housing market can be seen as the result of an ad-hoc development led urban growth pattern which contributed to a dispersed development pattern with problems in oversupply. It is clear that alternative options exist to this approach and that evidence based management systems in terms of planning, development and financial ...


Ageing In The Right Place, Lorcan Sirr, Conor Skehan 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Ageing In The Right Place, Lorcan Sirr, Conor Skehan

Other Resources

No abstract provided.


A+D Studio Project_The Acsa Re-Ligare Competition, Kathleen Lugosch 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

A+D Studio Project_The Acsa Re-Ligare Competition, Kathleen Lugosch

Kathleen R. Lugosch

This publication follows the design work of an undergraduate studio taught by Professors Lugosch and Schreiber in the Program of Architecture + Design. The studio started with an exploration of natural light in architecture and culminated in a design for the ACSA Steel Competition, the “Re-Ligare Institute”; the design of a retreat that would afford a time and place to reconnect mind and body.


Quantifying The Effectiveness Of Pair-Wise Interactions Among Safety Program Elements Through A Cross-Impact Analysis, Matthew Calhoun 2010 University of Colorado, Boulder

Quantifying The Effectiveness Of Pair-Wise Interactions Among Safety Program Elements Through A Cross-Impact Analysis, Matthew Calhoun

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The current construction safety and health management strategy is informal and safety program elements are selected without consistency across the industry. This is especially true for small construction companies who typically operate with a limited safety and health management budget. To guide these small construction firms, this study develops a tool to maximize the effectiveness of their current safety program. This study uses the Delphi method to gain consensus among thirteen experts in the field of construction safety and health. The experts quantify the interrelationships of the following highly-effective safety program elements: emergency response planning; first aid facilities; frequent safety ...


Re-Designing The 'Great Australian Dream': Creating A More Sustainable Housing Future., Eko Pam 2010 Edith Cowan University

Re-Designing The 'Great Australian Dream': Creating A More Sustainable Housing Future., Eko Pam

Theses : Honours

Sustainable design is a buzzword in the field of architecture, yet very few houses built in Western Australia last year had an environmentally friendly focus. Through much debate and research, designers now have a thorough understanding of the environmental impact ofhousing (Kibert, 2005; Roaf, 2001; Yeang, 1995). The result is that architects worldwide are now offering a more sustainable housing model. These houses are expensive and look very different to the popular project homes. Despite this environmental awareness, the homes Western Australians build appear to be growing larger, with little regard for their future sustainability. There is reluctance among Australians ...


Reflective Writing As An Assessment For Student Analysis And Synthesis Ability In A Landscape Design Course, Ann Marie VanDerZanden 2010 Iowa State University

Reflective Writing As An Assessment For Student Analysis And Synthesis Ability In A Landscape Design Course, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Horticulture graduates entering the field of landscape design and installation must be able to integrate technical skills with practical applications. This requires higher-order thinking skills such as critical thinking, which can be practiced through various teaching and learning strategies in an undergraduate curriculum. The objective of this project was to develop a series of three reflective writing assignments in a landscape design course to help students improve their critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesis. Scores on an 18-point quiz question for 110 students enrolled in Beginning Garden Composition (HORT 380) from 2005 to 2009 were compared. The comparison was ...


Student Perceptions Of Problem-Solving Skills And Evaluation Of A Web-Based Environment For Case-Study Work In Landscape Horticulture, Tigon Woline, Ann Marie VanDerZanden 2010 Iowa State University

Student Perceptions Of Problem-Solving Skills And Evaluation Of A Web-Based Environment For Case-Study Work In Landscape Horticulture, Tigon Woline, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Problem-based learning has become a popular pedagogical strategy for teaching problem-solving skills as well as subject content. However, implementation of this strategy is time-consuming. Use of the Internet and computer software could aide the creation, use, and maintenance of these teaching tools, encouraging more educators to use them. This study focused on 45 Iowa State University students enrolled in Horticulture 342, Landscape Installation and Maintenance. Students were assigned a series of four online, ill-structured case study problems based in a realistic residential landscape. Results indicated students understood the need for developing problem-solving skills, especially as they relate to future employment ...


Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar 2010 Iowa State University

Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis documents and analyzes a building-type called chawl in Mumbai, India. Typically occupied by middle class residents, chawls provide access to a range of services and, most importantly, a social support-system that makes life easier in contemporary Mumbai. The research examines how chawls developed within the urban context of Mumbai and how they contribute to the social and cultural lives of their residents. Research methods include a literature review of books, journals, newspaper articles as well as pictographic record and interviews with residents living in the two case study chawls. The analysis shows that a dense social-network between the ...


Investigating Community Impacts Of A University Outreach Program Through The Lens Of Service-Learning And Community Engagement, Mary Susan Erickson 2010 Iowa State University

Investigating Community Impacts Of A University Outreach Program Through The Lens Of Service-Learning And Community Engagement, Mary Susan Erickson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Higher education has been encouraged to become more engaged with its constituent communities in recent years. This encouragement has come from many sources--state legislatures, the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-grant Universities, and through the establishment of designations such as the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. As a result, service-learning and community engagement activities have grown over the last two decades and recommendations for best practices have emerged. However, very little study has focused on the communities being engaged in these efforts. Do they receive benefits from student involvement and if so, how can those benefits be defined ...


Spatial Transformations In Mercedes (Uruguay): Representation Of Industrial Agriculture Growth And Informal Settlements., Maria Silvina Lopez Barrera 2010 Iowa State University

Spatial Transformations In Mercedes (Uruguay): Representation Of Industrial Agriculture Growth And Informal Settlements., Maria Silvina Lopez Barrera

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Using Lefebvre's theory of space, this study describes the interaction between landscape transformations and the increasing financial investments from agriculture industries in Mercedes, Uruguay. I gathered secondary data and produced analytical maps to understand the recent changes produced in the urban- rural space of Mercedes. I also had informal conversations with local and national government staff about plans and policies. The interaction between plans, policies, and foreign investments related to industrial agriculture and social mobility has created new orders and spaces in the city. The most vulnerable sectors of the society have not benefited from these new orders in ...


Iowa: Reconstructing The Farm Unit, Peter P. Goché 2010 Iowa State University

Iowa: Reconstructing The Farm Unit, Peter P. Goché

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The natural space of Iowa was reinvented in the nineteenth century as a reflection of the rationality of capital production. The product of this rationality was the overlay of a grid system of surveys that indiscriminately subdivided the land—subduing its embodied natural and cultural characteristics.


Developing Parameters Of Design For An Urban Context And Demonstrating Them As A Future Design Model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi 2010 Iowa State University

Developing Parameters Of Design For An Urban Context And Demonstrating Them As A Future Design Model, Jigar Abhay Gandhi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many theories have been proposed to improve urban living conditions, but still they do not manage to solve these urban problems. In order to develop a model that can fill this gap, parameters for urban designs have been formed here using various readings and case studies. These are summarized in the thesis research to develop the design model. After selecting a site in Chicago and conducting analysis programs are proposed taking into account research parameters and the context around the site. These programs are studied and demonstrated in the site in the form of a design model. The design incorporates ...


An Examination Of Information Needed When Purchasing A Home In A Historic District, Betsey Nicole French 2010 Iowa State University

An Examination Of Information Needed When Purchasing A Home In A Historic District, Betsey Nicole French

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis attempts to find out why homeowners are so ill-informed to the intricacies of owning a home in a historic district before moving in to one. It investigates through interviews where the information gap exists, and seeks solutions for homeowners so that they can take control and obtain the necessary information they need to be productive homeowners in their historic district as well as enjoy the neighborhood they've moved into. Education about a historic district can come in many different ways, but the obvious avenues

are through real estate agents, neighborhood associations, and involved city agencies. Using interviews ...


Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein 2010 Iowa State University

Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The two fields of Community Planning and Architecture have separately been dealing with the dilemma of suitable housing for many years; each have implemented projects and policies designed to improve conditions, some succeeded but for the most part, most failed. In today's world, integration is the key to moving forward; disciplines need to work together, instead of separately, to solve our housing problems. After many failed housing projects and policies, we have learned that the problems can not be solved by one person, or even one entity. It is for these reasons; I believe the two professions of Planning ...


The Kcmo Stream Setback Ordinance: Science, Public Involvement, And Water Quality Protection, Laurie Lynn Brown 2010 Iowa State University

The Kcmo Stream Setback Ordinance: Science, Public Involvement, And Water Quality Protection, Laurie Lynn Brown

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This case study evaluates the suitability of the Kansas City, Missouri Stream Setback Ordinance as a model ordinance that illustrates the integration of science and public involvement in an effort to achieve water quality protection. Nationally, there is a vast knowledge base on appropriate riparian buffer widths that can provide the scientific foundation many communities are looking for to legally and politically defend a riparian buffer program. Many communities are recognizing the economic value of protecting water resources for the benefit of public infrastructure, health, and community quality of life. The City of Kansas City ordinance meets multiple community objectives ...


Evaluations Of Minor League Baseball Stadiums, Steve William Michael 2010 Iowa State University

Evaluations Of Minor League Baseball Stadiums, Steve William Michael

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study is the development of a comprehensive methodology that could be used by decision makers in minor league communities to better understand the decision making process of whether to construct or not.


Assessing The Community Food Environment: Examining The Impact Of Retail Food Availability And Accessibility Along Travel Routes For Office Workers In Polk County, Iowa, Joyce Gathoni Mbugua 2010 Iowa State University

Assessing The Community Food Environment: Examining The Impact Of Retail Food Availability And Accessibility Along Travel Routes For Office Workers In Polk County, Iowa, Joyce Gathoni Mbugua

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research investigates spatial access to the food environment along work travel routes for a sample of office workers in Polk County, IA. It also evaluates Facilitated Volunteered Geographic Information (f-VGI) methodology as a tool for enhancing public participation, and for collecting user-generated spatial data on the food environment, especially along travel routes. Results of pilot testing of the f-VGI methodology demonstrate the importance of accurate and reliable measurement tools and techniques in food environment studies. It also underscores the value of participatory methodologies in accessing data to enable inclusionary decision-making in community planning and design.


Black Political Power And Its Impact On Federal Housing Subsidy Program 235 (I) In Charlotte, North Carolina, Terry Leon Bellamy 2010 Iowa State University

Black Political Power And Its Impact On Federal Housing Subsidy Program 235 (I) In Charlotte, North Carolina, Terry Leon Bellamy

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper presents an analysis of the Federal Housing Act program 235(i) and the convergence of the growing Black political power in Charlotte, North Carolina in the 1980's. The project analyzes the housing market in Charlotte, placing significant emphasis on the levels of Black home ownership, and addresses the racial and political climate that shaped how FHA 235(i) was utilized in the city. The paper provides planning and policy recommendations in the context of addressing racial and class issues that must be rectified to permit substantive change. The research also explained how the Black middle class was ...


From Local To Regional: Evolution Of Three Multi-Use Trails In Northeast Iowa, Nicholas E. Meyer 2010 Iowa State University

From Local To Regional: Evolution Of Three Multi-Use Trails In Northeast Iowa, Nicholas E. Meyer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Multi-use trail development in the United States has increased significantly in recent decades. In many communities, trails are recognized as a valuable component of recreation, quality of life amenity, and source of economic development. Trails usually originate as local grassroots projects designed for specific community purposes. In Northeast Iowa, three local projects are evolving into a regional trail system whereas others remain as community resources. The central question in this study is why and how did these local trail projects evolve to become regional destination trails? Case descriptions provide a chronological history of each trail's development. Themes in trail ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress