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Cultivating A Common Ground: Community Gardens As Urban Infill In Springfield, Massachusetts, Christopher J. Jennette 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Cultivating A Common Ground: Community Gardens As Urban Infill In Springfield, Massachusetts, Christopher J. Jennette

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Vacancy, as an actor in our urban landscapes, is growing in importance. As the realities of post-industrialism are making themselves ever clearer in many cities across the country, issues of vacancy are becoming of paramount concern. After all, if the density and centrality characteristic of traditional urban form are the result of forces of production and industrialization, then forces of de-industrialization could be said to have a set of equal, yet opposite results. For many post-industrial cities, these results include job and population losses, and an increase in vacant and abandoned land. The situation has only been worsened by the ...


Building Main Street: Village Improvement And The Small Town Ideal, Kirin Makker 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Building Main Street: Village Improvement And The Small Town Ideal, Kirin Makker

Open Access Dissertations

Before the American small town was enshrined as an ideal, it was a space of dynamic and pioneering progressive reform, a narrative that has been largely untold in histories of professional planning and landscape history. Archival research shows that village improvement was not simply a prequel to the City Beautiful in the years following the 1893 Chicago Expo, but a rich and complex history that places the residential village at the center of debates about the middle landscape as a civic realm comprised of complimentary and oppositional pastoral and urban worldviews. The second half of the nineteenth century saw an ...


3. Screening Cost And Business Cycle— Transmission Of The Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Pingkang Yu 2010 Selected Works

3. Screening Cost And Business Cycle— Transmission Of The Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Pingkang Yu

Pingkang Yu

This paper is built upon a real business cycle model with financial friction. The model captures the friction caused by the pre-lending screening cost of financial intermediary that has been largely overlooked in the macro literature. Heighted screening cost affects the volatility of macro economic variables through two channels. Firstly, through the direct channel, an increase of screening cost raises the amount of capital destroyed in the process of information acquisition, which amplifies and propagates the impulse response of economic variables to exogenous shocks. Secondly, through the indirect channel, heightened screening cost leads the regime of credit lending to switch ...


Ghost Houses And Trojan Horses, Ted Shelton, Tricia Stuth 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Ghost Houses And Trojan Horses, Ted Shelton, Tricia Stuth

Ted Shelton, FAIA

The Ghost Houses project was not supposed to be possible—five units of housing and a studio in three structures on a one-quarter acre infill lot with an historic zoning overlay. Yet, by using the history of the site as a wedge, we were able to overcome ossified regulations to create a progressive project consistent with our interest in dense, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and architecture that is simultaneously responsive to both its locus and global environmental concerns.

Through an improvised series of requests, meetings, and public hearings, the Ghost Houses became a project that explored the nature of zoning codes ...


Performance Comparison Of Control Methods For Tankless Water Heaters, David Yuill, Andrew Coward, Gregor Henze 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Performance Comparison Of Control Methods For Tankless Water Heaters, David Yuill, Andrew Coward, Gregor Henze

David Yuill

Tankless water heaters (TWH) have several advantages and disadvantages when compared with storage water heaters. One disadvantage is that the outlet temperature of the water is difficult to control. To address this problem, the authors apply seven different control approaches and con- duct experiments to test the effectiveness of each approach. The experiments are carried out on a commercially available electric TWH, using a test method and apparatus developed by the authors. The seven approaches include various configurations of feedback or feed-forward con- trol, or both. One fairly simple approach devised in this project combines feedback and feed-forward control. This ...


El Cine De Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

El Cine De Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Desde que la televisión empezó a relacionarse estrechamente con el fútbol, el formato de video comienza a tomar forma y a presentarse como elemento central dentro de este deporte. Pero también desde antes ya hubo interés e intensión de registrar el fútbol mediante imágenes y, mucho más, de realizar documentales y ficción cinematográficos vinculados con esta práctica deportiva.

Sin embargo, las relaciones entre las dos actividades no ha sido muy buena, medida por el número de películas y por la calidad de las mismas, probablemente por dos motivos: primero, porque el cine le ha otorgado mucho más importancia a otros ...


Una Apuesta Por La Interconexión, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Una Apuesta Por La Interconexión, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

Entrevista realizada por Ana María Durán para revista Clave


Public Private Partnerships: What Does The Future Hold?, Michael Regan, Jim Smith, Peter Love 2010 Bond University

Public Private Partnerships: What Does The Future Hold?, Michael Regan, Jim Smith, Peter Love

Michael Regan

Internationally, Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) are being used across a wide variety of economic and social infrastructure projects in more than 85 countries. PPPs are a procurement methodology that brings a rigorous risk-weighted approach to major projects using a competitive bid process and private sector expertise and innovation. PPPs are achieving a number of significant improvements in major project procurement and improved public service delivery.This paper considers the prospects of PPPs from the perspective of government clients and their promoters of PPPs and whether current volatility and uncertainty in the capital markets in Australia will affect the feasibility ...


A B Zetas Y La Emigración En México, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

A B Zetas Y La Emigración En México, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El día lunes se produjo la mayor masacre de migrantes en la frontera de México con los Estados Unidos y según el único sobreviviente de las 73 personas asesinadas -un ecuatoriano- el acto fue perpetrado por la banda criminal de los ZETAS, que les exigió rescates o la realización de varios trabajos como sicarios. Hay que partir señalando que esta banda internacional nació vinculada al Cartel del Golfo, que la mayoría de sus militantes fueron ex-militares que recibieron entrenamiento en Estados Unidos, Israel, y Egipto y que sus actividades la desplegaron en varios países en los ámbitos de la protección ...


Remarks By Mark Robbins At The Chancellor's Convocation For New Students, August 27, 2010, Mark Robbins 2010 Syracuse University

Remarks By Mark Robbins At The Chancellor's Convocation For New Students, August 27, 2010, Mark Robbins

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

Remarks made at the Syracuse University annual Chancellor's convocation as part of the official opening of 2010-2011 school year.


Book Review: The Environmental Protection Hustle: By Bernard J. Frieden, David Conn 2010 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Book Review: The Environmental Protection Hustle: By Bernard J. Frieden, David Conn

W. David Conn

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Using Automated Emergency Notification Systems To Inform The Public: A Field Experiment, Richard C. Rich, W. David Conn 2010 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Using Automated Emergency Notification Systems To Inform The Public: A Field Experiment, Richard C. Rich, W. David Conn

W. David Conn

Research and experience have shown that it can be difficult to get citizens to pay attention to risk messages and preparedness information in the absence of an actual emergency. As the use computerized systems that alert the public to hazards by automatically ringing their home phones increases, we thought it important to ask if tests of these “call down” systems can also be used to convey preemergency information. We worked with a local government to add instructions on how to shelter-in-place to the message on a routine test of a call down system. We then surveyed a test group and ...


La Radio Y El Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

La Radio Y El Fútbol, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La Radio Quito está cumpliendo 70 años de vida institucional; con esta fecha de aniversario vale realizar un análisis de la relación existente entre el fútbol y este medio de comunicación tan particular: la radio.

Hay que partir señalando que el momento en que se establecen las 17 reglas del fútbol moderno se produce una separación de los espacios del partido (la cancha) con los graderíos propios del espectador. Esta separación produce la necesidad de la integración y, por lo tanto, de contar con medios de comunicación que cumplan con esta función. Primero fue la prensa, a través de los ...


Construction Cost Models, Barry Dikeman 2010 New England Environmental Finance Center

Construction Cost Models, Barry Dikeman

Economics and Finance

The following are a series of cost estimate models similar in format to a typical engineer’s estimate that were developed in support of our financial impact assessment report for LD 1725. The models us current material costs, labor costs, and equipment costs for the region to provide a comparative cost analysis of seven culvert replacement scenarios. The models provide information about what the cost impact of LD 1725 would be for typical culvert replacements in Maine. However, due to the inherent restrictions of the cost modeling framework we were not able to include the abundance of variables that would ...


Owen Jones And The Conventionalization Of Ornament, John Kresten Jespersen Ph.D. 2010 Rhode Island College

Owen Jones And The Conventionalization Of Ornament, John Kresten Jespersen Ph.D.

Kresten Jespersen

Owen Jones, an architect and theorist of ornament, is best remembered as an ornamenter of distinction. His theory and practice of conventional ornament, his powerful color, and his original forms which had their origins in the ornament of the Alhambra substantiate the claim that he was the greatest ornamenter of his age. The book analyzes the theory of conventionalization as it applies to ornament, color, architecture and interior design. In particular, the book explores repose as the psychological and spiritual outcome of his ornament.


Façade Evaluation Facility, Suresh Sadineni, Wendell Cocina, Robert F. Boehm 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Façade Evaluation Facility, Suresh Sadineni, Wendell Cocina, Robert F. Boehm

Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium Meeting

The second annual Nevada Renewable Energy Consortium meeting took place at UNLV on August 20. The meeting focused on the current three NVREC program areas: Solar, Biomass and Geothermal. Presentations were made by participating entities and a poster session followed.


Las Tasas, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Las Tasas, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Nuevamente han vuelto las discusiones alrededor de las tasas en Quito. No hace mucho fue respecto de lo que el usuario pagaba al salir del aeropuerto, si era tasa o tarifa; lo cual definía si el servicio era público o privado. Y ahora vuelve el tema de las tasas con el sistema de financiamiento propuesto por el municipio para la construcción de 12 vías consideradas prioritarias, que también tiene efectos estructurales.

Lo primero que se debe analizar es la diferencia existente entre impuesto y tasa; porque mientras el primero hace referencia al pago obligatorio que deben realizar los/as contribuyentes ...


Fútbol Y Literatura, Fernando Carrión Mena 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador

Fútbol Y Literatura, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La relación entre fútbol y literatura ha cambiado en el tiempo, pero siempre ha estado presente a través de los ensayistas, poetas, periodistas, novelistas y cuentistas, unos a favor y otros en contra. Hay dos grupos de escritores: los que admiran al fútbol al extremo que lo han convertido en un recurso creativo y los que explícitamente lo odian. Esta clara división muestra que esta relación no fue armónica desde el principio, aunque posteriormente la balanza se haya inclinando hacia los que lo defienden y lo usan para la creación, beneficiando tanto al fútbol como a la literatura.

El sector ...


Hot Swap, Brian J. McCracken 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Hot Swap, Brian J. Mccracken

Theses from the Architecture Program

Project Abstract : The current home personal computer allows for the exchange of parts so the user can easily upgrade or repair components as the users needs change. Hot Swapping, is the process of exchanging, upgrade/downgrade components with in a computer while the system is fully operational. The idea of maintaining a complex computer system, while it is fully operational and certain components can be exchanged as needed, has direct applications to the construction of a modern home. Current stick-frame housing techniques for home construction do not easily allow for major changes, or updates to the system, without portions of ...


To Fight Homelessness, Turn Project 50 Into Project 10,000, Dennis Culhane 2010 University of Pennsylvania

To Fight Homelessness, Turn Project 50 Into Project 10,000, Dennis Culhane

Dennis P. Culhane

The pilot program that puts the 50 most chronically homeless into supportive housing is a success. L.A. should follow New York's lead and turn Project 50 into real policy.


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